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Installed Sidepanel...nothing displays!

edited June 2008 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
I've just installed Sidepanel and followed the instructions in the readme file. I replaced the commented line with this image link:

<a href="" target="_blank" title="Visit the Animal Rescue Site and help a furry friend today!><img src="" alt="Animal Rescue Site" /></a>

When I view my forum pages, I see nothing in the sidebar - yet when I view source the code is there! Why isn't it displaying? Have I done something stupidly wrong that I'm totally missing?

Link to my forum, if you view source you can see the code from Sidepanel.

Please help!


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    edited June 2008
    You're missing the closing quote for the title attribute.

    Firefox's Source Viewer highlighted this error in red. If you don't have FF yet, it's a priceless addition to any webmaster's arsenal ;)

    Also, for the sake of all things good in this world, remove the target="_blank" attribute. (target="_blank" replacement)
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    Thanks a lot, sirlancelot. I figured it was a matter of operator error - and even worse is that I do use FF and I noticed the file path highlighted in red...but I didn't think anything of it. Duh.

    Thanks also for the info about target="_blank". I try to follow web standards and I didn't realize it was on its way out. I don't care for the popup code, so I've just eliminated target all together. I wish there were a way to make a link open in a new tab rather than window, as most newer browsers support tabs.
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