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    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:
    http://www.mazuronis.lt/bendrai-apie...d=9#komentuoti
    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

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    You code the link like this:
    <a href="page.htm#komenuoti"></a>

    The "page.htm" is the file name of the page the anchor is on.

    KDLA

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    Quote Originally Posted by KDLA
    You code the link like this:
    <a href="page.htm#komenuoti"></a>

    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.

    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).

    So for IE, I suspect a bit of Javascript that actually clicks the DOM anchor HREF on page load will be required.

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    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.
    Last edited by brad jones; 07-20-2017 at 07:30 AM. Reason: link removed by admin

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    <body><a title="top" name="top"/></a>
    illegally-closed tag. This tag is invalid as~written, therefore, it does not exist.
    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:

    <body><a title="top" name="top"><!-- --></a>
    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.)

    This works if the anchor is on the same page. Otherwise, re-visit KDLA's suggestion.
    I build for: Firefox and tweak for IE

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    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.

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    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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    @ maluka The bookmark komentuoti does not exist

    @ KarmicVisions write semantic html:
    Code:
    <h3 id="landscaping">Landscaping</h3>
    Code:
    h3 {
    margin:0.5em 0;
    padding:0.2em 0.5em;
    text-aligh:left;
    font-style:italic;
    color:#fff;
    background:#50accc;
    }
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