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Re: link underlines and link colors


From: Jim Thatcher
Date: May 27, 2004 8:11AM

> 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?

Information about text being a link is available from other sources like the
focus rectangle and the object model. The use of color or underlining is an
additional conveyor of that information. Neither 508 nor WCAG would, in my
opinion, require the underlining.

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