since the visited attributes are not set, the hover attribute cannot be applied t the menu items in IE due to css specificity.
So I should set the "visited" style to match the "link" style, then when the mouse hovers it will change to the hover style??
It DOES go bold, which is one of the hover attributes though. I'll add the "visited" style and see what happens. . .
ETA: Added a "visited" style -- same color as link. The visited links go BOLD on a hover, but stay the color of the visited style -- no white. . .
ETA2: The "active" class is set to #ffffff as well.
ETA3: Solved -- had to manually add the "ul#cssmw li a:hover" declaration after the "ul#cssmw li a:visited" declaration.
Working now -- thanks, Jason. . .