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Separation between anchor links?

From: Alan J. Flavell <flavell@a5.ph.gla.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 1999 21:38:25 +0100 (BST)
To: WAI Guidelines List <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.OSF.4.10.9903292128340.27238-100000@a5.ph.gla.ac.uk>

I have a distinct recollection of having seen a recommendation to
always separate anchor links by at least one non-whitespace character.  
This was probably in an earlier guideline document, maybe at CAST or
WGBH.  Wherever it was, I found it eminently plausible, and it
convinced me at that time to redesign my navigation "bar" (actually a
row of button images).  I decided to separate the buttons by 1-pixel
transparent gifs that have their ALT text set to " | " (space,
vertical bar, space), so that they're practically invisible on a
graphical browser, but show up clearly, between the anchor links, on a
text-mode browser.

The issue came up again today, and it occurred to me to look for some
advice on this point in the WAI guidelines.  But I didn't seem to find
anything specific.

Any comments, please?
Received on Monday, 29 March 1999 15:38:30 UTC

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