5 Replies Latest reply on Jul 18, 2006 2:47 PM by Newsgroup_User

    visited links

      Hello Experts,
      Can anyone please tell me how can I specify that the change in style for visited links persist only for the current session -- that is to say, the next time you open the site, all links are set to default (not visited)?

      Thanks very much in advance for the brilliant answer.
      Richard
        • 1. Re: visited links
          Level 7
          I don't think this is possible, since the information about whether a
          link has been visited is stored in the visitor's browser, and you can't
          manipulate this from within a web page.

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          • 2. Re: visited links
            Level 1
            Thanks for the quick reply.

            The only evidence I have found that challenges your answer is the home page of amazon.com. On that page, the visited links seem to return to normal on exit and re-entry (of the site, not the page). On other pages, the visited links persist.

            What about a command to change all visited links to default once only, upon loading the first page of my site. Is that possible? If so, how?

            Thanks awfully for the help
            Richard
            • 3. Re: visited links
              Level 7
              > Is that possible?

              No.

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              "RTalbott" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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              > Thanks for the quick reply.
              >
              > The only evidence I have found that challenges your answer is the home
              > page of
              > amazon.com. On that page, the visited links seem to return to normal on
              > exit
              > and re-entry (of the site, not the page). On other pages, the visited
              > links
              > persist.
              >
              > What about a command to change all visited links to default once
              > only,

              > upon loading the first page of my site. Is that possible? If so, how?
              >
              > Thanks awfully for the help
              > Richard
              >


              • 4. Re: visited links
                Level 7
                Amazon does something with cookies and glues a lot of stuff onto the end
                of the URL if you have cookies on and an active account. Because the
                extra characters they attach to the URL may make the browser think it's
                a page that has never been seen before, perhaps that would explain the
                behavior you are seeing.

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                http://www.jshook.com
                • 5. Re: visited links
                  Level 7
                  I'm betting that you have scored a direct hit with that one, James!

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                  "James Shook" <jshook@dont_mail.com> wrote in message
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                  > Amazon does something with cookies and glues a lot of stuff onto the end
                  > of the URL if you have cookies on and an active account. Because the extra
                  > characters they attach to the URL may make the browser think it's a page
                  > that has never been seen before, perhaps that would explain the behavior
                  > you are seeing.
                  >
                  > --
                  > James M. Shook
                  > http://www.jshook.com