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Re: Link colors, white text on black background

From: Matthew Smith <matt@kbc.net.au>
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 16:11:01 +0930
Message-ID: <3EE6CEFD.4000205@kbc.net.au>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

Hi All

David Woolley wrote:
> My view, therefore, is that current web design practice veers too far
> towards disabling visited colours.

I have to agree with David on this one; the traditional colouring and 
underlining of links says to me "this is a link".  For those who can see 
and differentiate colours, I feel this to be an important cue and that 
displaying them otherwise could be highly confusing for some.

The less said about the use of underlining as a means of emphasis in 
(X)HTML text, the better.  (I have even seen heading elements inside 
text anchors before - looks like a link but the only action is "confuse 



Matthew Smith
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