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Re: Click here and other bad link texts

From: Emmanuelle Gutiérrez y Restrepo <emmanuelle@mi.madritel.es>
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2003 12:12:15 +0100
Message-ID: <009e01c2d0f5$448f6b90$764225d5@emmanuelle1>
To: "iris" <iristopa@yahoo.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Hi Iris,

In the text that you have created to recommend not to use "click here" I
think that it is important that you also explain that the same text of a
link should not be used to point to different resources.

For example, you recommend to use "more information" I believe that it is
important that you explain that it should not have more than a link with the
text "more information" or something similar if they point to different

----- Original Message -----
From: "iris" <iristopa@yahoo.com>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Monday, February 10, 2003 11:42 AM
Subject: Re: Click here and other bad link texts

| i just spent last week marking up content for a new
| website where the client had used 'click here' with
| absolutely *every* link, at least twice on each page.
| i thought i was going crazy.  apart from any
| screenreader problems, i think it's patronizing the
| user.  the pages were littered with 'click on the link
| below', 'click on the icon below to go to suchandsuch
| website' and similar.
| this prompted me to add a whole new paragraph to my
| accessibility guide.  i think there are oodles of ways
| to avoid using 'click here'.
| http://www.jarmin.com/accessibility/techniques/content.html
| iris
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