I'm having an interesting issue. This page's anchor's are not working on some computers with Internet Explorer 8. On some it works perfectly fine, but on some, the anchor acts as if it doesn't exist at all.


Anyone would have an idea what the problem could be?

Thank you,


PS I have fixed this temporarily by using this: http://davidwalsh.name/ie8-emulate-ie7

2 answers

BPartch 342

Not sure if this will have any effect on your issue, but instead of using an empty


tag for the anchor:

<a name="corporativos" id="corporativos"></a>

why not add an ID to the heading and target that:

<h2 id="corporativos">Impuestos Corporativos</h2>

Answered over 9 years ago by BPartch
  • An anchor is not an anchor if you don't use an anchor tag. Guffa over 9 years ago
  • Maybe, but it still accomplishes the same goal (linking to a specific part of an .html file) and requires no extra markup. BPartch over 9 years ago
  • Tried it. No good. :-( Thank you. Gedy Rivera over 9 years ago

Make sure your code validates. That might resolve you problem.

Are you able to narrow down the non-working IE8 computers to the exact IE 8 version? I know there was a lot of issues (specifically anchor issues) with IE 8 beta versions.

Answered over 9 years ago by Cy Klassen
  • 8.0.6001.18702 Seems to be the latest one. Gedy Rivera over 9 years ago
  • Do you still have issues when running IE8 in no add-ons mode? Cy Klassen over 9 years ago