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HTML Accessibility Websites CSS: Part 2

a :hover


Why doesn't the author use a :link and a :visited before they use a :hover?

I thought that was a necessary step?

Thanks Leon

Felix Yakubov
Felix Yakubov
17,475 Points

a:link and a:visited is not necessary and also not so "important" as a:hover. a:link is simply the default state and he does it with a regular a {} a:visited is how the link is displayed after you clicked it but mostly web designers use to leave it the same style as a regular link - image a huge menu where every time you click a link it changes color. a huge mess.

2 Answers

w3schools (link) says this:

Note: a:hover MUST come after a:link and a:visited in the CSS definition in order to be effective!

So this means it only must come AFTER :link and :visited, it doesn't mean that they must be also be on the page? Correct?

Felix Yakubov
Felix Yakubov
17,475 Points

No, it means that if you want to add a:link and visited they must come before hover. Doesnt mean you have to put them.

Ok, thanks - I understand now.