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    difficulty with placing anchors.

    I have tried to create on page anchors so that visitors can move up and down the page without scrolling.
    I wanted the anchor to be where the nav bar is and have used the following html code for the anchor point;

    <div id="menu" style="position: relative"><a id="up"></a>

    The code doesn't work and it displays id="up" on the screen. How do I get the code to work?

    I tried using name="up" which worked but the compiler or whatever it is now stated that name is obsolete.
    I assume that name doesn't work in all browsers.

    What code do i need to use to get the anchor to work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony webb View Post
    I have tried to create on page anchors so that visitors can move up and down the page without scrolling.
    I wanted the anchor to be where the nav bar is and have used the following html code for the anchor point;

    <div id="menu" style="position: relative"><a id="up"></a>

    The code doesn't work and it displays id="up" on the screen. How do I get the code to work?

    I tried using name="up" which worked but the compiler or whatever it is now stated that name is obsolete.
    I assume that name doesn't work in all browsers.

    What code do i need to use to get the anchor to work?
    As long as there is a closing </div> tag, there is nothing really wrong with that code. You might have a broken tag in surrounding code. Can you post some of that?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by netsentry View Post
    As long as there is a closing </div> tag, there is nothing really wrong with that code. You might have a broken tag in surrounding code. Can you post some of that?
    Thanks for the quick reply. A code example is below;

    The top of the division is like this:
    <div id="hard" style="padding-top: 30px; padding-bottom: 20px; background-color: #fffff0">
    <hr/>
    <div id="main-back" style="background-color:#fffff0; text-align:left; margin-left: relative; width: 1000px;" >
    <div id="main-box" ><a>id="study_1"</a>
    <h3>What do Christians believe about God?</h3>
    <Div id="texted-1" >
    <!----- text printed here using <p> and </p> /////>

    The bottom of the div looks like this;

    <p><b>Please note</b> that all downloadable files are in .pdf format. You will need Adobe acrobat or a file converter to read them. You can download adobe acrobat <a href="http://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/">here</a> here. It is a free download.</p>
    <form><input type="button" value="Download Now" onClick="window.location.href='/test/what-do-christians-believe-about-God.pdf'"></form>
    <p></p>
    <a href="#up">Back to the top</a>
    </div>
    </div>


    If you want to see more of the code you can see it here and click on source

    It's my first site! I initially had all the css code and html on one page and working! but I am now breaking it down into 2 separate files. Some code seems to repeat itself so I guess once this problem is sorted my next job is get rid of the rubbish!

    Thanks for your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony webb View Post
    Thanks for the quick reply. A code example is below;

    The top of the division is like this:
    <div id="hard" style="padding-top: 30px; padding-bottom: 20px; background-color: #fffff0">
    <hr/>
    <div id="main-back" style="background-color:#fffff0; text-align:left; margin-left: relative; width: 1000px;" >
    <div id="main-box" ><a>id="study_1"</a>
    <h3>What do Christians believe about God?</h3>
    <Div id="texted-1" >
    <!----- text printed here using <p> and </p> /////>

    The bottom of the div looks like this;

    <p><b>Please note</b> that all downloadable files are in .pdf format. You will need Adobe acrobat or a file converter to read them. You can download adobe acrobat <a href="http://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/">here</a> here. It is a free download.</p>
    <form><input type="button" value="Download Now" onClick="window.location.href='/test/what-do-christians-believe-about-God.pdf'"></form>
    <p></p>
    <a href="#up">Back to the top</a>
    </div>
    </div>


    If you want to see more of the code you can see it here and click on source

    It's my first site! I initially had all the css code and html on one page and working! but I am now breaking it down into 2 separate files. Some code seems to repeat itself so I guess once this problem is sorted my next job is get rid of the rubbish!

    Thanks for your help.
    Instead of <a>id="study_1"</a> ... try
    <a id="study_1"></a>

    The id is a property of the anchor tag <a>. Anything typed between the <a> and </a> will show up as text. Good luck with your site!

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    Instead of <a>id="study_1"</a>, do <a id="study_1"></a>
    'id' is a property of the anchor tag <a>.
    Good luck with your site

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    Thanks for your reply which was a great help.

    I also received this link with your reply. I don't know if you send it or if it's automatically sent with replies.
    I would like to read the link but I get a 4004 error message. The link is

    Best Practices for Developing a Web Site
    http://www.devx.com/ebook/Article/37584
    Checklists, tips and strategies. Download Now. Simple Registration Required.

    tony webb

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    Hmm not sure what that is about, Tony...I do not see it on this end.

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