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Re: Ah! Another HTML query!

From: Garth Wallace <gwalla@hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 1998 22:17:15 PDT
Message-ID: <19980722051716.9250.qmail@hotmail.com>
To: sathish@lantana.tenet.res.in
Cc: www-html@w3.org
>In one of my pages, I have a listed about 10 topics, one
>after the other, all hyperlinked (to a detailed paragraph
>later in the page) through <A HREF=#TOPICx"> and correctly
><A NAME>d. The problem is, when the page opens up, the 10
>links all assume the VLINK color I've given, even before I
>click on them.

I've noticed this too. Unfortunately, this is one of those 
implementation-dependent problems. Some UAs use the VLINK color to mean 
that the page has been visited, not the specific part. This makes a 
certain amount of practical sense (the browser can't be certain that you 
haven't been to a certain part of a document if you didn't link there 
directly).

If I remember correctly, MSIE has this problem, while NN only uses the 
VLINK color if the exact part has been linked to before.

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