I have an HTML table with many rows and columns with each row containing info about one specific item and a delete link (there is a delete link for each row). What I want to do is to highlight the whole row (<tr> element) in the table (with a different background color) when I click on the delete link of that row (the new page opens in a new window.)

My question is:
How do I highlight (by changing the bg color for the whole <tr> element or -if that's not possible- all of that row's <td> elements) the row if I have clicked the delete link in that row. I want the row to stay highlighted so that I would know what rows were deleted.
I guess this'll require id-specific actions applied to the row <tr> or all of its cells with an onclick event in that rows delete link.