RE: Hypertext links -- how best to make these useful

Subject: RE: Hypertext links -- how best to make these useful
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: Fiona Hanington <fiona -dot- hanington -at- ericsson -dot- com>, Lee Fisher <blibbet -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2012 09:38:33 -0400

And if you think it survives the usefulness test without the offensive "click here",
then:

"After you <link>defragment the disk ( instructions)</link>, ...."



> -----Original Message-----
> From: McLauchlan, Kevin
> Sent: October-26-12 9:27 AM
> To: 'Fiona Hanington'; Lee Fisher
> Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: RE: Hypertext links -- how best to make these useful
>
> "After you <link>defragment the disk (click here for
> instructions)</link>, ...."
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Fiona Hanington
> > Sent: October-25-12 7:02 PM
> > To: Lee Fisher
> > Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> > Subject: RE: Hypertext links -- how best to make these useful
> >
> > These are interesting, but not really what I'm after.
> >
> > I'm not explaining this well... An example may help:
> >
> > Imagine you have this sentence:
> >
> > "After you <link>defragment the disk</link>, ...."
> >
> >
> > It's not clear what you will get when you click:
> > - instructions on how?
> > - definition of?
> > - example?
> >
> > ... And I think such ambiguity makes readers less likely to click away
> > from the current page.
> >
> > I'm wondering if anyone has any resources on consistent wording
> for
> > links leading to these different categories of info: reference,
> > example, concepts, procedure.
> >
> [snip]
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References:
Hypertext links -- how best to make these useful: From: Fiona Hanington
Re: Hypertext links -- how best to make these useful: From: Lee Fisher
RE: Hypertext links -- how best to make these useful: From: Fiona Hanington

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