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Re: Proper description for links

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 1 Oct 2004 07:43:32 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200410010643.i916hWb01410@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

> labeled "more" or "link" and having the text above that link describe
> the link.

As already said, there is a guideline for this.  However it is also
a fundamental requirement for hypertext. "more" might be OK from
a hypertext point of view, but "link" can't even be argued for on 
the basis of dumbing down - i.e. you can just about argue that
people don't understand what a link does, and hence "click *here*"
but if they know what a link is, there has to be particularly bad
styling for them to recognize "link" as a link, but not recognize
the actual text as a link.  (I don't think a completely unstyled
word "link" would, reliably, be recognized as a link.)
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