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Core Styles - Links Underlining

From: George Lund <George@lundboox.demon.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 1999 19:29:19 +0100
Message-ID: <sHFy6OA$pfn3IAhD@lundboox.demon.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org
Why do all (the ones I checked anyway) of the Core style sheets specify
no underlining for links?

Although this is a trendy thing to do, and shows of the power of style
sheets, doesn't it set a bad example to new-comers to style sheets (i.e.
those most likely to use the Core styles)?

Isn't underlining of links something that, in most cases, authors
shouldn't be fiddling with? I make exceptions to this rule for things
like toolbars [1], but otherwise leave text-decoration to the user's own

Or am I just worrying too much?

[1] where it is usually obvious that what is effectively a list is
indeed a list of links.

George Lund
Received on Tuesday, 27 July 1999 14:34:40 UTC

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