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The Nasty _ (tick) to the right of graphics links when viewed with Netscape

The Problem: If you have a link that is only a graphic with no text, such as in the example below, and the user has Netscape, a little underscore character appears on the lower right corner of the image.

The Solution: This one is very subtle. If you are not going to have text as part of your link along with a graphic. You must make certain that the </A> closing the link is on the same physical line of code as the ending of the IMG tag. Look very closely at the example and the source code below. Why? I have no clue.


Look between the word "Look" and the graphic. Only the image is a link- not the text.

Hey! Now its gone. What gives?

Note: by default if you do not specify a border, you get one. If you do not want one, add the BORDER=0 attribute.

source with text removed for clarity

<A HREF="h16.shtml">
<IMG SRC="/images/newjp.gif" HEIGHT=12 WIDTH=36>

<A HREF="h16.shtml">
<IMG SRC="/images/newjp.gif" HEIGHT=12 WIDTH=36></A>

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