CSS link hover

Hello,
I created a rule which is a colored div box with hot linked text within. I would like to make a hover action in which the surrounding div would change color. Is this possible with CSS?
Thank you.
.menubox {
	background-color: #b5ede4;
	height: 21px;
	width: 156px;
	padding-top: 10px;
	padding-left: 12px;
	font-weight: bold;
	border-bottom-width: 1px;
	border-bottom-style: solid;
	border-bottom-color: #FFF;
	font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
	font-size: 12px;
	color: #91519c;
	text-decoration: none;
}

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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
Yes.
.menubox {
        background-color: #b5ede4;
        height: 21px;
        width: 156px;
        padding-top: 10px;
        padding-left: 12px;
        font-weight: bold;
        border-bottom-width: 1px;
        border-bottom-style: solid;
        border-bottom-color: #FFF;
        font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
        font-size: 12px;
        color: #91519c;
        text-decoration: none;
}
 
.menubox:hover {
        background-color: #FFF;
        height: 21px;
        width: 156px;
        padding-top: 10px;
        padding-left: 12px;
        font-weight: bold;
        border-bottom-width: 1px;
        border-bottom-style: solid;
        border-bottom-color: #FFF;
        font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
        font-size: 12px;
        color: #91519c;
        text-decoration: none;
}
</style>

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JagarmTechnical Support AnalystCommented:
You could do:

.menubox:hover {
   background-color:red;
}

but it may not work in IE, only firefox
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JagarmTechnical Support AnalystCommented:
Sorry I'm wrong, never mind
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chodoyAuthor Commented:
Hi Jason,
I'm still missing something. When I apply the link it does not take on the appropriate style for the "menubox"

If I add a class, It then duplicates too much of the box attributes I don't want:

<div class="menubox"><a href="index.html" class="menubox">home</a></div>
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
The :hover attribute will change whatever element is being hovered.  So if you want the div to change, you apply the class to the div only.

If you want the link to change, then you apply the class to the link only (and change it so it matches the link CSS).

If you want the link to change the div, you're now in Javascript territory.
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chodoyAuthor Commented:
Yes, I do want the link to change the div. Can you point me in the right direction for the javascript?
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
Okay, sorry.  I misunderstood the original question.

Here's a sample script adapted from http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum83/8585.htm

<SCRIPT TYPE="text/javascript">
<!--
function mouseover()
{
document.getElementById("thediv").style.backgroundcolor='black';
}
function mouseout()
{
document.getElementById("thediv").style.backgroundcolor='red';
}

//-->
</SCRIPT>

</HEAD>
<BODY>
<DIV style="width:200px;height:200px;border:solid thin black" id="thediv" >
<a href="something" onmouseover="mouseover()" onmouseout="mouseout()">Try me</a>
</DIV>
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