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Re: Minimal style needed to make links accessible?


From: Jukka K. Korpela
Date: Aug 24, 2010 2:42PM

Waltenberger, Lon (LNI) wrote:

> I can't understand any stylistic reason to not underline links;
> however, I can spend a long time justifying underlining links.

I could write an essay on why underlining links is a stylistically very bad
idea. For one thing, it breaks the patterns of words, especially if many
letters have descenders (as in "g") or parts that more or less reside on the
baseline (as in "u").

Yet, underlined links has become common practice on the web, and underlining
is rarely used for anything else (and shouldn't be used for anything else
except in special cases). So bad habit has more or less become a good habit
by becoming common,

Yucca, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/