WebAIM - Web Accessibility In Mind

E-mail List Archives

Re: [WebAIM Forum] Hyperlink Accessibility vs. Security


From: Patrick H. Lauke
Date: Sep 28, 2017 3:50PM

On 28/09/2017 22:42, Carly Gerard wrote:
> Pretty much, basically the hyperlink is the URL and not meaningful at all. From my end a little bit annoying! Am curious if anyone has encountered something like that before, or suggestions to advocate the importance of accessibility without dismissing security concerns.

It just results in fake security, the illusion of security, and in fact
teaches users to trust even more that when they see a URL as link text
that the link goes there (when in fact it can go anywhere). It's
counter-productive and harmful.

Patrick H. Lauke

www.splintered.co.uk | https://github.com/patrickhlauke
http://flickr.com/photos/redux/ | http://redux.deviantart.com
twitter: @patrick_h_lauke | skype: patrick_h_lauke