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Image in an <a> element doesn't link in a <div> element set


The following code works in other browsers but not FF, and it stopped working in FF probably around version 14 or so (when I first noticed). \ = angle bracket

<div style="float:left;width:350px;">
<a href="index.html"><img src="red.jpg" alt="red" width="349" height="100" align="left" border="0"></a>

<div style="position:relative;top:20px;">
<h2 align="center">Text Moved to Right<br>
to test anchor link</h2>

If you mouse over the red box image area, the anchor only works at the top and bottom margin of the image. If you remove the second <div>, the anchor element works ok. This works with other browsers I've tried, just not with FF.

I tried setting display:block for the <img> element to no avail. Maybe something changed in the browser's main rendering engine that's now causing this.


Modified by cor-el

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Not machine dependent.

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Fixed the code in the previous post.

Modified by rybrns

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You may need a clear div because you have floating content.

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