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Re: Bobby Error Message - How to fix it?

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 1998 11:03:21 -0700
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To: DebbieSomchay@ladse.k12.il.us
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
At 11:15 a.m. 07/28/98 -0500, Debbie Somchay wrote:
>One of our pages gets a Bobby error message saying that "adajacent links
>must be separated."  Does anyone know how to do this?  Someone suggested
>that I  use a pipe | symbol between the links.  If this is true, then I
>didn't put in the correct place, because it did not work. Our website is
>located at www.ladse.k12.il.us.  The particular problem page can be
>reached from "About LADSE" and then linking to "Member Districts."  Any
>help will be appreciated.

Hi, Debbie, the general idea is that when you have two text links
next to each other, you can't tell where the first link stops or
the next one starts.  E.g.:

About LADSE Member Districts

That could be: (About) (LADSE) (Member) (Districts), or (About)
(LADSE Member Districts), or (About LADSE Member) (Districts),
or (About) (LADSE Member) (Districts), or...

As you can see, the inclusion of ()s helps greatly in conveying
what I meant.  The same is true on the web.  You can do something
like this:

About LADSE | Member Districts

or you can do something like this:

[ About LADSE ] [ Member Districts ]

I usually end up with this, myself:

[ About LADSE | Member Districts ]

(Using these pieces of text as the example -- I know that you
probably don't have them next to each other in practice.)

Kynn Bartlett <kynn@hwg.org>
Vice President, Marketing and Outreach, HTML Writers Guild
Received on Tuesday, 28 July 1998 17:13:13 UTC

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