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Re: :here for Links

From: Bill Mason <w3c@accessibleinter.net>
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2003 10:14:59 -0800
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At 09:38 AM 3/31/2003, Larry Israel wrote:
>I would go one step further and propose that there be an easy way to have
>a:current hyperlinks not be treated as hyperlinks! Usually, you don't want
>visitors to click that link because it just takes them back to the page
>they're viewing. When the current page appears in the navbar as a link,
>visible in status bar (etc.), that makes it less clear that it's the
>current page. (Some visitors think, "why would there be a link to the
>current page?" The answer is "because it's too hard to author web pages
>that way.")
>You can go part way by using cursor: text
>a#currentpageid {<color changes, etc.>; cursor: text;}
>But this isn't fully the same as making the anchor act as though it is not
>a link at all.

In that case, you're basically asking CSS to change the 
meaning/functionality of the <a> tag.  That seems beyond the realm of a 
presentational technique.

Bill Mason
Accessible Internet
Received on Monday, 31 March 2003 13:15:12 UTC

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