An "a" tag contains a blocked element has a different quick menu in IE8+


  • html code

    <a href="#">text</a>

    Its quick menu seems like this:



    <a href="#"><b style="display:block">test</b></a>

    showes like this:

    I'm wondering what causes the different ?


    • Moved by Rob Pan Friday, September 23, 2011 6:49 AM (From:Internet Explorer Extension Development)
    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 6:53 AM


  • Hi librajt,

    Thanks for your post.

    I assume you are running the page in IE9 Standards Mode. It seems that IE9 standard mode treat <a href="#"><b style="display:block">test</b></a> as plain text, so that the context menu looks the same like you right click on black space of the web page or plain text.

    I would like to recommend you try <b style="display:block"><a href="#">test</a></b>,  it works on my side.

    Hope this helps, thanks.

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    Friday, September 23, 2011 8:36 AM

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