Anchor link and IE
Hi HTML experts,
I totally confused about IE behavior with anchor link, on Firefox everything work fine.
I have a Joomla page and a link to write comments:
but IE don’t scroll to anchor link, I have tried to use < a name=”komentuoti”></a>, then <a id=”komentuoti”></a>, even saw somewhere this anchor <a name="komentuoti" id="komentuoti"></a>
But nothing works in IE, so what is wrong, it so stupid thing that I even don’t know were to look more.
Thanks for any thoughts
You code the link like this:
The "page.htm" is the file name of the page the anchor is on.
Actually, specifying the page name is not required and also doesn't fix the problem.
Originally Posted by KDLA
I am having the same problem. It seems that at least in some cases, IE will not follow an HREF to an anchor *unless* the user has actually clicked the anchor with their mouse... In my case, my site dynamically determines the anchor depending on a variable and then uses an HTTP redirect to attempt to send the user to it (without them actually clicking any HREF).
Joomla IE Anchor Issues
Has anyone found a fix for this issue because I am stuck on this and haven't be able to find a resolution from anyone.
The site link is:
illegally-closed tag. This tag is invalid as~written, therefore, it does not exist.
<body><a title="top" name="top"/
Firefox may be 'kinder' and allow this, but brain-dead IE, to a fault, sometimes tries too hard to be correct and thus, fails to work...
Write it this way:
And this should work. I added the 'comment' tag to make it validate (the "<!-- -->" part in any 'blank' or 'empty' tag is required, to validate.)
<body><a title="top" name="top"><!-- --></a>
This works if the anchor is on the same page. Otherwise, re-visit KDLA's suggestion.
Thank you, but that did not fix my problem. The "top" anchor works in all browsers. but the top anchor links "Design Re−Engineer Landscaping Irrigation Maintenance Terraform Lawn Treescape Homescape Vertiscape Hardscape Lightscape Waterscape" do not work in IE 6 or 7. This site is laid out in Joomla and the anchor navigation at the top is in the section description and the refer to each of the articles. I can get it to work if I make it all one article but it appears to only be a problem in the IE browsers so I was hoping for a hack solution.
I did try the KDLA suggestion and it did not correct the problem.
Try getting your code as close to valid as possible (I know that's hard with Joomla): http://validator.w3.org/check?verbos...9%23komentuoti
There are all sorts of problems in there that could be contributing to this. It's hard to work on a solution until the "problems" are streamlined a little.
Last edited by KDLA; 02-06-2009 at 01:27 PM.
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