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Re: Click here

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Aug 2002 12:35:36 -0700
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To: Lynn Alford <lynn.alford@jcu.edu.au>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

At 2:40 PM +1000 8/9/02, Lynn Alford wrote:
>Does anyone have or know of a good page that explains why "click 
>here" is bad linking practice?

'Click here' is bad style but it's not an accessibility problem.  At worst
it's just poor use of hypertext.

(Yes, I realize that some screenreaders will take links out of context
and present them as a list, but that is ALSO poor use of hypertext --
hypertext links aren't meant to be used in that way.)

--Kynn

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