I posted this question 3 days ago. I'd appreciated any insight someone can give. I'm new to Flex. I am unable to bill my client until I get this working. Gotta make that money!
SOMEONE PLEASE HELP I NEED TO SHOW THIS TO MY CLIENT TODAY. if you know of any basic actionscript workaround, I'm all ears. Thanks!
Try removing the 'event:' from the href attribute. I think it would be good to see if that's what is causing the Flash Player to 'choke' on the <a> elements.
The problem was that the Text component in question was contained inside a VBox with attribute mouseChildren=false
That was so annoying to figure out. It took me WEEKS! There was no way to debug. It's just me learning how nested components affect each other.