[Athen] question about links - underlining

Jon Gunderson jongund at uiuc.edu
Tue May 30 11:38:11 PDT 2006

There are some web technologies that ignore styles sheets like
text browsers like LYNX, cell phone and PDA technologies.


---- Original message ----

>Date: Fri, 26 May 2006 10:29:18 -0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)

>From: Dan Comden <danc at u.washington.edu>

>Subject: Re: [Athen] question about links - underlining

>To: Access Technologists in Higher Education Network

<athen at athenpro.org>



>On Fri, 26 May 2006, Berkowitz, Daniel J wrote:


>> Optional browsers, such as Firefox and Opera, have

accessibility options

>> that allow the end-user to choose how links will be

displayed and

>> handled. They can be personalized.


>Though it's possible to override styles, the overwhelming

majority of web

>users have no idea that they can do this. They use their

browsers with

>"out of the box" settings.


>I think links should *always* be underlined, and should be a


>color than the rest of the content.


>-*- Dan Comden danc at u.washington.edu

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