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Subject: RE: [docbook-apps] styling links (was: Weird characters in generated HTML)

I ran across a little more info about this. If you do what I suggested
previously, a[href]{ color: red; text-decoration: underline;}, then your
problem is fixed in firefox, but you've got a new problem in IE (in 7
anyway...not sure about others). It appears that IE 7 doesn't recognize
the a[href] selector. So your caught between a mozilla bug (inabiilty to
see that <a/> is the same as <a></a>) and an IE bug (inabilty to
recognize a[href]). So here's my advice:

1. Don't style link text (best approach...I don't style them except for
this one css that I inherited, which is where I ran across this problem)
2. If you do, ask someone on a css list how to deal with the problem,
given that your content will have lots of <a id="foo"/> tags and you
can't/don't want to force them to be <a id="foo"></a>.
3. You could try getting your output to look like this, but I'm no css
expert. This seems to handle IE and Firefox, but I don't know about
other browsers:

<style type="text/css" media="screen">
a[href]{ color: red; text-decoration: none;}
<!--[if IE]>
<style type="text/css" media="screen">
a{ color: red; text-decoration: none;}

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Johnson, Eric [mailto:Eric.Johnson@iona.com] 
> Sent: Monday, December 03, 2007 9:39 AM
> To: David Cramer; Barton Wright
> Cc: docbook-apps
> Subject: RE: [docbook-apps] Weird characters in generated HTML
>  David,
> The change to the CSS did the trick!! Thanks.
> Cheers,
> Eric

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