What to do when internet explorer will not hyperlink ?

Question

I thought you had an answer for me on another question about hyperlink on a web pages not opening.

My question is that my internet explorer will not hyperlink to any other links when I am using it.

I went throught the fix and don't know how to fix the damaged registered: Msjava.dll

When I typed in "regsvr32 /i Msjava.dll" and then typed OK it gave me an error. I don't know how to fix it.

My next step was to go to "regedit" and verify the registry values are present and correct"

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{00020400-0000-0000-C000-000000000046} etc.

I can't find a way to remove (completely) internet explorer and re-installing it. Or reparing anything with my Windows XP disk.

Do I need to buy a new copy of Internex Explorer?

Please Help

PS. I love the radio show!

Thanks,

Brent

Answer

This question was answered on March 19, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Since you didnt specify whuch version of Microsoft Internet Explorer you are running, this information applies to:

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 for Windows NT 4.0

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 for Windows NT 4.0 SP 1

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 for Windows NT 4.0

Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 for Windows NT 4.0 SP 1

Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 for Windows NT 4.0 SP 2

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 for Windows 98 Second Edition SP 1

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 for Windows 98 Second Edition SP 1

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 for Windows 98 SP 1

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 for Windows 98 SP 1

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 for Windows 98

Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 for Windows 98 SP 2

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 for Windows 95

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 for Windows 95 SP 1

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 for Windows 95

Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 for Windows 95 SP 1

Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 for Windows 95 SP 2

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 for Windows 2000 SP 1

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 for Windows 2000 SP 1

Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6 for Windows 2000

Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6 for Windows 98

Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6 for Windows 98 Second Edition

Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6 for Windows Millennium Edition

Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6 for Windows NT 4.0

SYMPTOMS

When you click a hyperlink on a Web site, the hyperlink does not open in a new Internet Explorer window, as expected Instead, the hyperlink opens in the same Internet Explorer window or in another currently open Internet Explorer window

CAUSE

This behavior can occur if the Web site uses the TARGET=NEW attribute to open the hyperlinks

RESOLUTION

To resolve this behavior, request that the Web site's Webmaster change the setup of the target hyperlinks on the site's Web pages.

As an alternative, you can right-click the hyperlink, and then click Open in New Window to view the Web page in a new Internet Explorer window

MORE INFORMATION

Web designers can use the TARGET=NEW attribute on an anchor in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) to enable users to open a second window in Internet Explorer, but NEW is not a supported attribute for the target tag If you click a hyperlink that uses the TARGET=NEW attribute, a second Internet Explorer window may open, but if you click subsequent hyperlinks by using the same attribute, a third Internet Explorer window does not open.

This behavior occurs because there may be an error in the HTML coding, which is used to set up the Web site There are five possible ways that the target attribute can be used The following list details how to use the correct target attribute, according to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C):

- TARGET=_BLANK

Loads the hyperlink into a new, blank, nameless window

- TARGET=_PARENT

Loads the hyperlink in the parent of the document that contains the hyperlink

- TARGET=_SELF

Loads the hyperlink in the same window in which you click the hyperlink

- TARGET=_TOP

Loads the hyperlink in the full body of the window

- TARGET={variable}

Loads the hyperlink in the {variable} window

Hyperlinks that use the TARGET=_BLANK attribute always open a new Internet Explorer window, while hyperlinks that use the TARGET=NEW attribute open a new Internet Explorer window only once.

For more information, please visit the following (W3C) Web site: http://www.w3.org/tr/html4/types.html#type-frame-target

If you use the TARGET=NEW attribute, the expected behavior is demonstrated in the following example:

1 Double-click the Internet Explorer icon to open WindowA (WindowA does not have a name.)

2 While you browse the Internet, you can click the hyperlink that uses the TARGET=NEW attribute This action causes Internet Explorer to open the hyperlink in a window named "New" WindowA is nameless, therefore, Internet Explorer does not load the hyperlink in WindowA Internet Explorer opens a new window, WindowB, named "New".

3 While you browse in WindowA or WindowB, you can click another hyperlink that uses the TARGET=NEW attribute Internet Explorer loads the hyperlink in WindowB (not a new Internet Explorer window) because the target is set to "New" and the name of WindowB is "New".

This behavior is by design Internet Explorer adheres to the W3C target attribute definition This behavior is by design Internet Explorer adheres to the W3C target attribute definition.

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Posted by Enyenihi of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 19, 2003