Re: html/css question

Subject: Re: html/css question
From: Jan Cohen <najnehoc -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 3 Sep 2012 08:06:33 -0700 (PDT)

Kevin,

onclick should work in all browsers and should be coded like so:

onclick="doSomething()"
Try changing your code to match and see if it fixes your problem (lose the colon and add the quotes).

Jan C.



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>Sent: Monday, September 3, 2012 10:50 AM
>Subject: html/css question
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>Wiser, and more HTML/CSS-proficient brains than mine are asked:
>
>Can you tell me please why this specific code works in some browsers
>and not in others?  And what, if anything, to do about it?
>
>The task:
>An intro page contained links to several things, including the main
>product documentation, the release notes, some white papers, etc.
>It was pointed out that all the links were similar-looking, and the
>most important one - the main docs - should stand out.
>
>The approach:
>So, in the <head> of my START_HERE.html page, I added this:
>
><script>
>function displayResult()
>{
>document.getElementById("p1").style.textDecoration="underline overline";
>}
></script>
>
>
>Then, down where the link text is, I surrounded the href like this:
>
>
><button type="button" onclick=:displayResult()><a href="./001-011136-003_myproduct_5-2_webhelp_rev-a/startpage.htm" target="_blank">My Product 5.2.x Help  </a></button><br>
>
>Now, the appearance of the link is a nice, big, hard-to-miss button, in all browsers.
>Unfortunately, it is a working link only in Chrome or Iron or Safari browsers right now.
>It fails in IE9, Firefox, and Opera browsers...  Click-click... nothing.
>Well, not totally nothing - it briefly inverts when clicked, but it doesn't function as a link
>
>Did I steal some deprecated code?  Or...
>
>Thanks,
>
>-kevin
>
>PS: It doesn't need to be a button. Anything non-garish, to make the link text stand out a bit, would be fine.
>
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