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Clickable table cells.

Posted on 2010-08-28
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Hello,

I have a 2x3 table as follows:

#E#
ECE

Where # is an image (of set size), E is an empty cell other than a background colour and C is the contents of the cell. What I want to do is make each cell clickable without using javascript, how can I do this or achieve a similar effect - if need be replacing the whole table with something completely different with the same effect?

Thanks,
Uni

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by:Dave Baldwin
ID: 33551339
You can put a transparent GIF in the empty cells and make that the link.  Usually 'border="0"'.
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by:Unimatrix_001
ID: 33551357
Hm, I see what you mean, although what do you recommend I do for the contents cell. See the contents cell will most likely have text and I don't really want just the text to be hyperlinked but all the space surrounding the text also?

Thanks,
Uni
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by:Dave Baldwin
ID: 33551536
A javascript 'onclick' is the only way I know to make the whole <td> clickable.  You can't put an anchor around a <td>.  Demo code below.  The javascript method has two flaws.  #1 is that it is not recognized as a link because it's not an 'anchor' so your mouse cursor doesn't change.  #2 is that the method replaces the current window and 'back' doesn't work.
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"
 "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">

<html>
<head>
<title>Untitled</title>
</head>
<body>
<table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" summary="">
<tr><td onclick="window.location.replace('http://www.w3schools.com');">dibsplace</td><a href="http://www.w3schools.com"><td>&nbsp;Noplace</td></a></tr>
</table>
</body>
</html>

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by:Unimatrix_001
ID: 33552749
Hi Dave,

Thanks for that - is there a way to perhaps replace the table completely with something that could work?

Uni
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Dave Baldwin earned 500 total points
ID: 33553836
The only element that is a clickable link is an anchor, just a standard link like <a href="http://www.yourwebsite.com">abc</a>.  You can replace the 'abc' with an image to make an image clickable but I don't know what else you can put there.  If you make your boxes out of divs, you would have to use javascript like with the <td>s in my example.
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by:Unimatrix_001
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Hm, the limitations of HTML are REALLY showing up, how on earth did simple things like this never get into the standard early on is beyond me... Images it is then...

Thanks anyways,
Uni
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