Re: Describing links

Heikki Vesalainen (wes@clinet.fi)
Thu, 18 Apr 1996 13:05:29 +0300 (EET DST)


Date: Thu, 18 Apr 1996 13:05:29 +0300 (EET DST)
From: Heikki Vesalainen <wes@clinet.fi>
To: Abigail <abigail@tungsten.gn.iaf.nl>
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: Describing links
In-Reply-To: <199604180909.LAA25294@tungsten.gn.iaf.nl>
Message-Id: <Pine.BSF.3.92.960418130225.24568B-100000@cantina.clinet.fi>

Well..

> I very much prefer
> <a href = "..."><img src = "...">A link to my homepage</a>.
>
> It makes a lot more sense, and also works for browsers without a
> status bar. Oh, and the best thing: you don't need changes in HTML
> for it.

And if you have small icons like up arrow, left arrow marking links to
the top or previous page.. You don't want to write "a link to the
frontpage" in every place you have the link.  Then again, you cannot
expect all newbies to understand that up arrow is the symbol for
frontpage, when that even isn't true for every page.

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 Heikki Vesalainen
 wes@clinet.fi