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Link Problem on ebay

by user_1 » Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:44 pm

Hi,

I am having a funny issue.

While using HTML for designing an ebay description template, I am trying to create links from ebay item description section to ebay shop categories. There are 2 problems:

1) When using text link, I am unable to open target pages in same window. I have tried target="_self", "_parent", and "_blank". None of them worked.
2) When using image link, the entire ebay header, body, footer and the whole framework comes into the description on clicking. And if the same link is clicked within the sub-page, the samething happens, until we can have an endless series of ebay inside ebay... See attached screenshot

Any help will be appreciated.

Than you

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Re: Link Problem on ebay

by XainPro » Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:33 am

post your page link and html to understand mistakes in your code.
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Re: Link Problem on ebay

by user_1 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:35 pm

Hi CubeSquare & XainPro,

Thank you for asking for the code. I think no2 is a browser problem. It happens with IE but not with CHROME. As for the code, I've tested a simple code like this below - with no other code:

<a href="http://www.ebay.co.uk"><img src="http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/9096/testimagesm.jpg"></a>

The problem is there with IE. Can you confirm that it's a browser problem?

As for problem no1, it's also with CHROME. So both text & image links open only in a new window. I believe the ebay description section is a frame. What coding should be applied to make target page open in same window? Or is it an ebay internal setting that can't be changed? I've tried the following codes - with no other coding in the whole editable secion (ebay item description section):

<a href="http://www.ebay.co.uk" target="_parent">test</a>
<a href="http://www.ebay.co.uk" target="_self">test</a>
<a href="http://www.ebay.co.uk" target=blank>test</a>
<a href="http://www.ebay.co.uk">test</a>

Any help will be appreciated

Thank you
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Re: Link Problem on ebay

by XainPro » Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:41 am

woow
-CubeSquare
i am impressed and totally agreed with you.
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Re: Link Problem on ebay

by user_1 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:20 am

Hi CubeSquare,

I have read your posts.

Firstly, I am talking about working with just the item description section on ebay. If I use the first set of codings you posted...

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
"http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<meta name="description" content="" />
<meta name="keywords" content="" />
<meta name="author" content="" />
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="style.css" media="screen" />
<title>testImage</title>
<style type="text/css">
</style>
</head>
<body>
<p>
<a href="http://www.ebay.co.uk">
<img src="http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/9096/testimagesm.jpg" alt="testImage" style="border: none;" />
</a>
</p>
</body>
</html>

...Parts of it automatically get deleted. It appears that ebay will only allow working within a pre-formatted infrastructure. So, your code will turn into:

<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">
<meta name="description" content="">
<meta name="keywords" content="">
<meta name="author" content="">
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="style.css" media="screen">
<title>testImage</title>
<style type="text/css">
</style>
<p>
<a href="http://www.ebay.co.uk">
<img src="http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/9096/testimagesm.jpg" alt="testImage" style="border: none;">
</a>
</p>

Also, adding an alt + style, I am not seeing its relevance to the problem that I mentioned?

Why don't you check out ebay. List a test product. There is no cost to list a product for 99p. When writing a description, use the HTML editor instead of the STANDARD editor.

Thank you for being so committed :)
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Re: Link Problem on ebay

by user_1 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:39 am

Hi CubeSquare,

You go to 'SELL'.
Follow the process of selling: selecting category, item tile, etc.
You will see the description section, which has both options: STANDARD editing and HTML editing.
Put anything for the price, as I believe the first 50 auction items are free to list in USA.
Oh yeah, and make sure it's an auction listing - not 'Buy It Now' listing.
You will need to 'Review' then 'Submit' the listing.
Then when you click on the item, you will see how your HTML coding has turned out.
Then you may keep revising your listing..

Thank you for your help
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Re: Link Problem on ebay

by user_1 » Tue May 08, 2012 12:14 pm

You're using the quick-selling tool. See if you can find the option right at the start to use the standard selling interface.

Thanks
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