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link underlines and link colors


From: Leo Smith
Date: May 26, 2004 3:36PM

Hi Folks,

I am interested to get everybody's perspective on the issue of underlining
links and link colors.

Both W3C and Section 508 require that information is not conveyed solely
using color.

If a Web site has a style that removes the underlining of links in their
unvisited and visited states, would this be a violation of this checkpoint?

Along similar lines of thought, is the very fact that visited link colors
are different from unvisited colors also a violation, since color is the
only cue being used to make that differentiation?