[thelist] How to avoid dotted border for <a> elements

Christian Heilmann codepo8 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 27 05:05:50 CDT 2006

> Hi there,
> at least Firefox does it, don't know about IE and others: When
> clicking on <a href...> elements which do not directly link to
> another page but work as kind of selections (e.g. search category
> before entering the search term), a dotted border is drawn around
> that element. I know that there is a way to avoid that this border is
> being displayed respectively it hides it milliseconds after it has
> been displayed. (yahoo.com for example has it)
> Thanks for any tips.

You blur the link via javascript, that gets rid of it. However, the
dotted border is a usability enhancement, and if a user wanted to get
rid of it, he could.

Chris Heilmann
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