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I am trying to find out why my cell color will not change?

I put in the following:
<a target="I1" href="inc_opportunities_open_intel.aspx"><td class="style7" onMouseover="this.bgColor='lightblue';" onMouseout="this.bgColor='';" style="width: 75px">open</td></a>
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Question by:Matt Pinkston
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by:Dan Craciun
ID: 39903149
quote problems?
<a target="I1" href="inc_opportunities_open_intel.aspx">
<td class="style7" onMouseover="this.bgColor='lightblue'" onMouseout="this.bgColor='white'" style="width: 75px;">open</td>
</a>

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HTH,
Dan
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by:Matt Pinkston
ID: 39903183
No error but no change in colors

<a target="I1" href="inc_opportunities_open_intel.aspx"><td class="style7" onMouseover="this.bgColor='lightblue'" onMouseout="this.bgColor='white'" style="width: 75px">open</td></a>
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by:Dan Craciun
ID: 39903195
I think you need to use hex values. Tested this and it works:
<TR onMouseover="this.bgColor='#99AACC'" onMouseout="this.bgColor='#FFFFFF'">
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by:Matt Pinkston
ID: 39903205
no change
<a target="I1" href="inc_opportunities_open_intel.aspx"><td class="style7" onMouseover="this.bgColor='#99AACC'" onMouseout="this.bgColor='#FFFFFF'" style="width: 75px">open</td></a>
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by:Julian Hansen
ID: 39903207
I see  a couple of problems.

Wrapping a <td> in an <a> element is not a good idea. Rather put your <a> inside the <td> make it a block element and the height and width you want and then use CSS :hover to change the cell.
a {
	width: 75px;
}
a:hover {
	background: lightblue;
}

Open in new window

HTML
<table>
  <tr>
    <td>
      <a href="">one</a>
    </td>
    ...
  </tr>
  ...

Open in new window

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by:Dan Craciun
ID: 39903222
++ on Julian's solution. It's the way it's been done for the past 7 years or so.

But, if you're stuck on archaic systems behind corporate rules, you might need to do it old style.
If you can tell us the browser you're using to test your code, we could be of more assistance.

Dan
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by:Matt Pinkston
ID: 39903251
Browser is IE11

On the second option you have to mouse over the word to click it, I want users to be able to click the box instead which is why we went the other route.
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Julian Hansen earned 2000 total points
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On the second option you have to mouse over the word to click it, I want users to be able to click the box instead which is why we went the other route.
That's why you make your <a> a block element so it fills the cell - that way you get the same effect without having to use bad markup and javascript to do what should be done through CSS
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by:Gary
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Your original code works fine. The only way to break it is if the TD is not part of a table...
http://jsfiddle.net/GaryC123/5L5Pw/

Tho everything Julian says still holds true.
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by:Kim Walker
ID: 39904568
What's the doctype? bgcolor is not supported in HTML5 although I'd be surprised if IE11 didn't support it anyway.
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by:Matt Pinkston
ID: 39933962
excellent thanks
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