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Re: Quality Tip suggestion: don't say "click here", not everyone will be clicking

From: Sean B. Palmer <sean@mysterylights.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2001 04:55:51 +0100
Message-ID: <02f301c13e63$7d02bb60$cce593c3@y0r1d9>
To: "Dan Connolly" <connolly@w3.org>, "Aaron Swartz" <aswartz@upclink.com>
Cc: <www-qa@w3.org>
> You could probably add:-

and also:-

[[[
Good link text should not be overly general; don't use "click here." Not
only is this phrase device-dependent (it implies a pointing device) it says
nothing about what is to be found if the link if followed. Instead of
"click here", link text should indicate the nature of the link target, as
in "more information about sea lions" or "text-only version of this page".
]]] - http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-HTML-TECHS/#link-text

Cheers,

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