Link colors

Ian Samson (
Thu, 28 Aug 1997 11:40:26 +200

From: "Ian Samson" <>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 1997 11:40:26 +200
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Subject: Link colors

Hi all.
Sorry for the cross-post but this has dual relevance.

I hope someone can shed some light on this vexing problem. We are creating 
pages that use a multiplicity of link colors. If, for example, the style 
sheet contains

	A:link { color : #990000 }
	A:active { color : #990000 }
	A:visited { color : #C0C0C0 }

then all occurrences of <a href=> within the document should have the same 

Okay. Now. On the side bar (vertically) we want the links to be "Burnt 
Sienna" { color : #990000 } and the visited link the same color.

Any link inside the body text of the document must have {color:#990000} for 
the active link, and {color:#C0C0C0} for the visited link.

If we wanted to achieve the result through the use of a style sheet only, 
in other words, no "STYLE=" syntax within the <A HREF> tag, how is this to 
be achieved?

Answers will be gratefully acknowledged.

Many thanks.
Ian Samson
WebMaster & Internet Systems Developer (SBN/MSDN/HWG Member)
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