Author Topic: [1.7 / 1.7.1] Admin CP>Settings: anchor text links do not work  (Read 18619 times)

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In admin/settings.php, the anchors are incorrectly coded with a "#" preceeding the anchor target name,
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<a name="#setting_group_1">... HTML ...</a>
It really should be:
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<a name="setting_group_1">... HTML ...</a>The named target anchor should be without the "#" character, whereas the JUMP to the local target anchor does require the "#" character:
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<a href="#setting_group_1">
As an anchor, the code between the <a name="TheAnchorName"> and </a> is meaningless and has no bearing on the anchor. What is required is the complete anchor with the closing tag. <a name="TheAnchorName"></a>

When the anchor is coded with the "#", the problem is not apparent in IE (lax interpretation of HTML); BUT it is apparent in other browsers such as Netscape and Mozilla. In Netscape and Mozilla, there is NO local target anchor if it is incorrectly defined using a "#" as in
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<a name="#TheAnchorName"></a>

To fix these text links, open admin/settings.php and locate these lines:
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  show_table_separator($setting_group[1], 2, "#setting_group_1");
  show_table_separator($setting_group[2], 2, "#setting_group_2");
  show_table_separator($setting_group[3], 2, "#setting_group_3");
  show_table_separator($setting_group[4], 2, "#setting_group_4");
  show_table_separator($setting_group[5], 2, "#setting_group_5");
  show_table_separator($setting_group[6], 2, "#setting_group_6");
  show_table_separator($setting_group[7], 2, "#setting_group_7");
and simply remove the # character

Credit goes to twmm for posting the issue:
« Last Edit: February 07, 2006, 05:02:23 AM by V@no »


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