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  1. #1
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    Question Colour with circular references

    Hi Everyone.

    I'm a new member and so please forgive me if I don't immediately understand all the jargon.

    However I have a problem and I was hoping someone might be able to help. I have searched the web and W3 schools but couldn't find the answer I was looking for.

    I am using strict HTML with an external CSS style sheet.

    I have a several paged website I am creating for part of a University assignment.

    I have several links which have 3 colours for 3 states. Link, visited and highlight.

    These work perfectly. (For me anyway).

    I have now been told to remove 'circular references'. I understand this to be;

    If I am on the 'Home' page, then 'Home' is no longer a link. (The cursor turns to a text bar instead of a hand)

    I have removed href from the html to stop this happening. leaving just

    This is fine, however, the colours that I specified in the css now no longer apply and the text is just black.

    I have followed the instructions in the web pages that I have seen to retain the colours, or add them to an inline style sheet, but nothing seems to work.

    I can only achieve adding one colour (but not making it change when visited or hovering) or changing the colour of ALL links.

    Sorry if this is confusing.. I hope someone can help!
    The relevent code is below.

    <style type="text/css">
    .homebut a:link {color: red;}
    .homebut a:visited {color: purple;}
    .homebut a:hover {color: orange;}
    <!--none of the above seems to work-->
    <div class="homebut">

    /*This is applied to all links but doesn't work when I remove HREF from the HTML*/
    a:link { COLOR: #0099FF; text-decoration:none;}
    a:visited { COLOR: #00FFFF; }
    a:hover { COLOR: #FFFFFF; }

  • #2
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    Sorry guys... this always seems to be the way.

    I've spent hours on trying to work this out and then within minutes of posting a help message I fix it!!

    I just needed to replace "a:link" with a set colour!

    .homebut {color:#0099FF;}
    .homebut a:visited {color:#00FFFF;}
    .homebut a:hover {color:#FFFFFF;}

    Thanks anyway, but I'm sure i'll be back with more questions!


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