oh OK. You're doing as Tom, pretending to be copying and pasting code when it's untrue.. bad.. My question is : why do you need the onclick on the TR then ? If all you want is the highlight effect.. I don't understand, especially since I don't see where is the row highlighting code in your exemple.. onmouseover (where should be the highlight code) has only a mere "this.style.cursor=" You may need to get a working sample on the web first and then adapt it to your page. Cheers, -----Original Message----- the source actually has the closing quote, i just transcribed it wrong. the problem is that some browsers treat the tr onclick as a higher priority than the anchor in the td cell. i've thought about approaching it with divs, but it just doesn't seem to work. the client doesn't want to lose the row highlighting but i'm beginning to think that there's no cross-browser compatible way to do this.