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CSS style sheet issue with IE8

Posted on 2010-08-20
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Can someone explain to me why the a: link section does not work in IE8 but does work in Firefox

  <style type="text/css">
a:link {
text-decoration:none;
font-size: 17px;
font-weight: bold;
font-family:sans-serif;
COLOR: #7E6C40;
}
a:visited {
COLOR: #7E6C40;
}
a:hover {
COLOR: #7E6C40;
}
a:active {
COLOR: #7E6C40;
}
  </style>

This isn't an actual style sheet, but part of my page source code - I don't know if that matters or not....
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Question by:bwask
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by:Dave Baldwin
ID: 33488300
It seems to work fine.  What is it not doing for you?  You may have other code interacting with it.
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by:myderrick
ID: 33491605
Hi, It works for me too. See my codes.

Please note the following as well (although you may already know):

Note: a:hover MUST come after a:link and a:visited in the CSS definition in order to be effective!!

Note: a:active MUST come after a:hover in the CSS definition in order to be effective!!

Note: Pseudo-class names are not case-sensitive.

Good luck

MD
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<title>Untitled Document</title>


<style type="text/css">
a:link {
text-decoration:none;
font-size: 17px;
font-weight: bold;
font-family:sans-serif;
COLOR: #7E6C40;
}
a:visited {
COLOR: #7E6C40;
}
a:hover {
COLOR: #7E6C40;
}
a:active {
COLOR: #7E6C40;
}
  </style>
  
  
</head>

<body>

<a href="#">Hello</a>
</body>
</html>

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by:bwask
ID: 33501984
It's the first section that isn't working -
My links are blue, the font size is wrong,...
All of the visited, hover and active do what they're supposed to.
It's this that has me stumped -
a:link {
text-decoration:none;
font-size: 17px;
font-weight: bold;
font-family:sans-serif;

I can take all of this out and not have it make a difference.

What I want to have is what you see in the second html - "eric-test"

And then finally a screen shot of what it looks like - links wrong color, font type wrong, font size wrong.



Working.html
eric-test.html
Screenshot.jpg
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Dave Baldwin earned 2000 total points
ID: 33502912
You need to put all that in a generic 'a' style for it to affect the rest.
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<title>Untitled Document</title>


<style type="text/css">
a {
text-decoration:none;
font-size: 17px;
font-weight: bold;
font-family:sans-serif;
COLOR: #7E6C40;
}
a:link {
COLOR: #7E6C40;
}
a:visited {
COLOR: #7E6C40;
}
a:hover {
COLOR: #7E6C40;
}
a:active {
COLOR: #7E6C40;
}
  </style>
  
  
</head>

<body>

<a href="#">Hello</a>
</body>
</html>

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