6 Replies Latest reply: Mar 30, 2012 9:59 AM by Scoundral RSS

    Need some help with anchor tags

    epson1280 Community Member
      This is most likely very simple for most of you, but I have applied a hyperlink from one page to another with a named anchor tag on the linked page. No problem. But I would like to have the named anchor change color - as it is in a table with several other named anchors, and I want the hyperlink to accentuate the selection within the table. Using css maybe? Im kinda new to this...
        • 1. Re: Need some help with anchor tags
          Community Member
          Named anchors are coded tags, and as such, are not visible to the visitor.



          "epson1280" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
          news:gittdg$n3t$1@forums.macromedia.com...
          > This is most likely very simple for most of you, but I have applied a
          > hyperlink
          > from one page to another with a named anchor tag on the linked page. No
          > problem. But I would like to have the named anchor change color - as it
          > is in
          > a table with several other named anchors, and I want the hyperlink to
          > accentuate the selection within the table. Using css maybe? Im kinda new
          > to
          > this...
          >


          • 2. Re: Need some help with anchor tags
            epson1280 Community Member
            I may have not written my problem properly.

            I have a table with several names in it, each in an individual cell on page2.html
            I have several textual hyperlinks from page1.html that takes me to page2.html
            Depending on the hyperlink selected from page1 - I need the name in the cells on page2 to change color.
            How do I do this?
            • 3. Re: Need some help with anchor tags
              Community Member
              The only way to do that would be to pass information from page1 to page2 as
              to which link was clicked, and then to use that information on page2 to set
              the color of the cell. There would be three ways to do this -

              1. Use cookies
              2. Use javascript
              3. Use server scripting

              None of those three ways is going to be something that DW will do using a
              built-in function.

              The cookie approach would require that you write information into a cookie
              on page1 after clicking on the link but before relocating to the linked
              page. Then you'd have to check for the cookie on page2, read it, and use
              the information to set the color of the cell (probably with CSS).

              The javascript approach would require that you add a url variable to each
              link on page1, parse the variable out on page2, and then use the same color
              method used in the prior suggestion.

              The server scripting approach would be identical to the javascript approach,
              except that it would be done in scripting executed by the server rather than
              by the client browser.

              Each of those three methods would require some coding skill on your part.

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              "epson1280" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
              news:giuedu$c95$1@forums.macromedia.com...
              >I may have not written my problem properly.
              >
              > I have a table with several names in it, each in an individual cell on
              > page2.html
              > I have several textual hyperlinks from page1.html that takes me to
              > page2.html
              > Depending on the hyperlink selected from page1 - I need the name in the
              > cells
              > on page2 to change color.
              > How do I do this?
              >

              • 4. Re: Need some help with anchor tags
                Scoundral Community Member

                "This is most likely very simple for most of you, but I have applied a hyperlink from one page to another with a named anchor tag on the linked page. No problem. But I would like to have the named anchor change color - as it is in a table with several other named anchors, and I want the hyperlink to accentuate the selection within the table. Using css maybe? Im kinda new to this..."

                 

                Please tell me how you did this. I want to have a hyperlink going from an email blast to a specific area of another webpage. I know how to do "named anchors" from within the same page but not going from inside an email to the chosen area of the linked page. As always, any assistance would be most appreciated.

                 

                ~Scoundral~

                • 5. Re: Need some help with anchor tags
                  bregent MVP

                  It's exactly the same, whether you are linking from an email or from a webpage. You just include the anchor name in the url.

                   

                  http://example.com/mypage.html#myanchor

                  • 6. Re: Need some help with anchor tags
                    Scoundral Community Member

                    thank you Bregent....it worked great!