Here is my problem / goal. I have table cell (the standard td). I can make it so when they hover of course, the color changes, which is what I want, but I also want to make it a link. Is this possible? The solution must work in IE8.
I thought about just making anchors all the way across then using the table type in CSS but that does not work with IE8.
Miker is exactly right about how to get to the anchor to style it in CSS. But if you want the anchor to bleed to the edge of the parent table cell to give the effect that the entire cell is the “button” then you’re probably looking for something like this: http://jsfiddle.net/jstam/NfHRC/
That is what I was thinking of trying to do. But the opposite. When hovering over the cell, the link and cell are active. That was my first guess on how to get it to work but now I see with that how it should be defined.
Perfect. That is exactly what I wanted and then some. I need the link to fill the table cell, so when you highlight the cell, it is also the link. I am going to give your solution and try and see how well it works with what I am trying to do.
Thanks to both of you!
I do have one question, what is the difference between a and a:link?