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visited link style overrides hover link style [message #1358] Tue, 09 April 2002 12:32 Go to next message
snafu is currently offline  snafu   United States
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Admin Control Panel > Appearance Management > Style Manager

Situation:
I've copied the default styles and customized the "Link MouseOver color".

Expected results:
the mouseover style should apply to both visited and unvisited links.

Actual Results:
style only works for unvisited links.

Possible cause:
The fact that a:hover style rules are placed above a:visited in the stylesheet. Sinse a:visited is the last rule declared, it overrides the a:hover styles.

I think that people expect the behavior where hover styles apply to visited and unvisited links. Any way I can fix this?
Re: visited link style overrides hover link style [message #1359 is a reply to message #1358] Tue, 09 April 2002 12:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Actually the order of the style sheets does not matter in this case. The nature of css is such that visited link will ALWAYS overwrite the mouseover color. You can test this yourself.

The solution that "could" work would be to clear out the a:visited class.


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Re: visited link style overrides hover link style [message #1361 is a reply to message #1358] Tue, 09 April 2002 12:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks for the fast response.

Just did a quick test:

1) Saved the page using my browser's "save as" feature.

2) Opened saved version in browser, confirmed that visited links still didn't manifest :hover styles.

3) Opened page in text editor, found stylesheet, moved a:hover below a:visited.

4) Reloaded browser.

5) Confirmed that visited links now manifest :hover styles.

I've read in various places that it's standard practice to put :hover styles after :link, :visited, and :active. Don't know if this is necessary because of imperfect CSS implementation in current browsers, but necessary nonetheless.

My browser:
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:0.9.9) Gecko/20020311
(Mozilla 0.9.9)
Re: visited link style overrides hover link style [message #1362 is a reply to message #1358] Tue, 09 April 2002 13:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Also confirmed this test in IE5.
Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.0; Windows 98; DigExt)
Re: visited link style overrides hover link style [message #1363 is a reply to message #1362] Tue, 09 April 2002 13:42 Go to previous message
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Thanks for the report, I'll make proper modifications to handle this situations.

On your install, edit your header_*.inc files located in the settings directory and change the order of the CSS.


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