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Re: underlining links


From: Sandy Feldman
Date: Sep 29, 2022 11:33AM

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<p>hey Jon,</p>
<p><a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20-TECHS/F73.html">https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20-TECHS/F73.html</a></p>
<p>says "Link underlines or <b>some other non-color visual
distinction</b> are required".</p>
<p>so yeah, I don't think the underline is strictly necessary. <br>
<p>For example you generally don't see underlines in navigation
links and they make sense. In the content the underline is a
convention we all understand and that helps make it usable. I've
seen sites where the content links are bold and that makes sense
too - just takes an extra second to see what they're doing.<br>
<div class="moz-signature">Sandy
<p><a href="https://sandyfeldman.com">sandyfeldman.com</a>
<a href="https://www.a11yready.com/">a11yready.com</a><a>
<div class="moz-cite-prefix">On 2022-09-29 12:37 p.m., Jon Brundage
via WebAIM-Forum wrote:<br>
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<pre class="moz-quote-pre" wrap="">Raging debate today in my group: should all links be underlined? Is it a
WCAG success criteria?



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