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Re: Separation between anchor links?

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 1999 23:30:41 -0500
Message-ID: <37005371.A93577B3@w3.org>
To: A.Flavell@physics.gla.ac.uk
CC: WAI Guidelines List <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Alan J. Flavell wrote:
> 
> 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.

This is in the Techniques Document.
 
 - Ian

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Received on Tuesday, 30 March 1999 01:14:23 GMT

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