IE6 Links Not Clicking

OK, so IE6 has its fair share of faults, and troubles, but when it comes to HTML href links you would think even Microsofts previous explorer would have no trouble.

Not so. I recently completed a project for a client for my new company im working for Free-Rein. Having completed the project, and having it signed off a week ago, they telephoned today with the disasterous news that in some of their browsers all they had was a flat site. No links, form elements or text was clickable.

I had to see this for myself, and sure enough, no links.

Whilst I am uncertain why IE6 is behaving like this, I know the resolution. The CSS declaration on every element that requires a clickable element; position: relative;.

As soon as I implemented this simple declaration, the links were back.

So, in conclusion. If your having trouble with your links in Internet Explorer 6.0 mark your CSS with this:

position: relative;

Posted On: Monday, May 19th, 2008 @ 5:51 pm by Ian Tearle


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