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Re: Underline element.

From: Ben 'Cerbera' Millard <cerbera@projectcerbera.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2007 00:56:20 -0000
Message-ID: <000f01c848ec$7792a4c0$0201a8c0@ben9xr3up2lv7v>
To: "Lachlan Hunt" <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Cc: "HTMLWG" <public-html@w3.org>

Lachlan Hunt wrote:
> Ben 'Cerbera' Millard wrote:
>> [...] I would like to review the studies used to make this decision.
>
> [...] Jakob Nielsen, who is well known for his expertise in usability, has 
> written:
>
>  "Don't underline any text that's not a link, even if your links aren't
>   underlined. Reserve underlining for links. Because underlines provide
>   a strong perceived affordance of clickability, users will be confused
>   and disappointed if underlined text doesn't have an actual affordance
>   to match this perception."
>
> <http://www.useit.com/alertbox/20040510.html>

Was that source used when making decisions about <u> in HTML5?

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Ben 'Cerbera' Millard
<http://projectcerbera.com> 
Received on Friday, 28 December 2007 00:56:43 UTC

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