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hyperlinks inside a MySQLi Repeat Region: only the last one works

Thread began 7/14/2015 1:42 pm by markhaynes75235 | Last modified 7/16/2015 7:37 pm by Ray Borduin | 269 views | 4 replies |

markhaynes75235

hyperlinks inside a MySQLi Repeat Region: only the last one works

Hi Ray and Jason:

I ran into a curious problem today. On a page where I have a MySQLi recordset that loops over data in our Stories table, I've inserted the MySQLi Repeat Region to display 8 stories from our #Iam1in5 campaign. In each repeat region, I've added a paragraph with a call to allow visitors to give in support of the campaign. All of the text appears correctly. The hyperlink color is correct for the text, but the first seven iterations of the hyperlink in the loop do not work. Only the 8th (last) one does!

You can view this page at: http://www.abilityconnectiontexas.org/iam1in5.php

I was wondering if you have seen this issue before, and what can be done to fix it. I have attached a text file with the recordset and repeat region code.

Thanks for your advice!

enthusiastically,
Mark

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

It is your anchor tag on top of the page, overlapping the link and making it not clickable.

You have: padding-top: 100px; margin-top: -100px;

remove that and then it should all work correctly.

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markhaynes75235

hyperlinks inside a MySQLi Repeat Region: only the last one works

Thanks Ray:

Perhaps I'm missing something. The anchor tags are closed on the same line with the </a>, and the links in the repeat region are below that closing </a> tag. I thought I had forgotten to close the <a> tag at first, but that was not the case. Perhaps there's something about anchors I was not aware of. The anchor tags enable visitors on the homepage at http://www.abilityconnectiontexas.org/index.php to click on the images/overlays on the bxslider under the menu on that page to view a specific #Iam1in5 story. The style attributes were added to force the browser to display the header text under the anchor. Often anchors will load content several pixels below them, so style attributes can be added to force the content to display correctly.

If there's something I'm missing about anchors, please direct me to some information about this. If there is a better way to have a hyperlink take you to a specific location on the target page, I'd like to know about it.

Thank you again for your help as always!

enthusiastically,
Mark

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

The issue is in the added style for the anchor on the top of the result:

style="padding-top: 100px; margin-top: -100px;"

That causes it to have a 100px padding and pushes it up the page. It then overlaps the anchor from above.

Just remove that code and it should function properly. The problem is overlapping elements, not missing tags.

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markhaynes75235

hyperlinks inside a MySQLi Repeat Region: only the last one works

Thanks Ray:

It didn't occur to me that the style properties were causing the problem. I've fixed it by removing the anchor and using the ID for the div, then putting some space below the div to allow the page to load at the right point.

As always, you are the best!

enthusiastically,
Mark

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