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Should be Aware of A Valid Anchor Link Inside Headings Element

Posted on: July 31, 2010

Please see this example:

<h2><a href=”#”>This is a link</a></h2>

And this one:

<a href=”#”><h2>This is a link</h2></a>

If we see the result of those html codes, both of the examples would give same result if you test it on modern browsers.

Unfortunately, if you are still using IE6 as your browser then you will have a problem.

Fox example you have this CSS code:

a{ text-decoration: underline; }

a:hover{ text-decoration: none; }

If you follow the second example (which is the invalid html) the anchor hover state would not working in IE6 because of the headings element.

So to avoid that and make your code valid you should refer to http://validator.w3.org for checking

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