RE: Underlining to denote links?

Subject: RE: Underlining to denote links?
From: bryan -dot- westbrook -at- amd -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2001 13:45:39 -0500

The time change is really slowing me down today. Usually, I'm up on my
soapbox preaching universal accessibility. I got so caught up in the
technical theory of the question that I forgot about the needs of the user.

Anyway, now that I've finished with the self-flagellation, I actually do
have another point to raise on a related note. What about borders around
graphics that are links on HTML pages? Do most readers know how to identify
a graphic that is a potential link or pass their pointer over them all just
to see? Is this an unreasonable expectation? Are most links duplicated in
the text somewhere anyway (I usually use a linked caption below mine)?

-----Original Message-----
From: Hart, Geoff [mailto:Geoff-H -at- mtl -dot- feric -dot- ca]
Sent: Monday, April 02, 2001 1:27 PM
To: Techwr-L (E-mail); Westbrook, Bryan
Subject: Underlining to denote links?

still needs to be made. The reason why underlining works (and works well) is
that it's been a standard long enough for people to use underlining
unconsciously as a cue that they've found a link. See the underline, click
the link: no thought required.


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