Re: Link, Hyperlink, hotlink

Subject: Re: Link, Hyperlink, hotlink
From: "Dick Margulis " <margulis -at- mail -dot- fiam -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2002 14:26:01 -0500

I would use link (and only link) in instructions: "Click the link."

I would use hyperlink in describing the technology: "The program implements three kinds of hyperlinks--URL, UNC, and glossary popups."

"Ednie, Catherine" wrote:

>I've always preferred to use the term link when describing text you can
>click on to jump to another area. In our documentation, we also have
>hyperlink (and hyper-link) and hot link (or hot-link). Is there any
>justification for using these terms instead of just plain link?

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