CSS textField

I am trying to attach a styleSheet to a textField. If I have a tag defined in the css file it will not show in the textField. all the other text is there just not the link (a {font-weight: bold;} is the only thing in my css file).

I tried adding a <p> tag to the text and the css - then all my text disappeared.

I deleted everything out of the css file (while still attaching it to the textField in flash). and all my text showed including the link, which worked. But it naturally had no style.

Any help?

(I’m attaching the sheet before loading the text and my textField is set to HTML)