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From: Jason White <jasonw@ariel.ucs.unimelb.EDU.AU>
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 1998 09:42:13 +1000 (AEST)
To: WAI Markup Guidelines <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.95.980420092836.9788A-100000@ariel.ucs.unimelb.EDU.AU>
There are three means of creating unobtrusive, or at least visually
appealing d-links:

1. Use the CSS DISPLAY property to prevent the d-link from being presented
in a graphical rendering of the page. For example: <a
href="description.html" style="display: none"> D </a> Note that the link
would nevertheless be displayed by speaking browsers, or exposed to
assistive technology via DOM or similar mechanisms. One might also use a
CLASS value and specify the style in the HEAD section of the document.

2. Use an invisible image with ALT text as the content of the d-link: <a
href="description.html"> <img href="invisible.jpg" alt="D"> </a>

3. Use a stylised d-link graphic. The code would be the same as that
exemplified in paragraph (2) above, save for the content of the image

I think the page author guidelines need to recommend one or more of these
strategies, perhaps in an appendix, and include at least a single example. 
This issue was raised in the authoring tool discussion held as part of the
WAI meeting at the WWW7 conference. 
Received on Sunday, 19 April 1998 19:42:22 UTC

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