3.1. Distinguish links from the surrounding text

When links are included in content, they must be distinguished from the text surrounding them:

In addition to this rule, the appearance of links on hovering and keyboard focus must be provided in the graphic models.

Note that this change in appearance at hover and keyboard focus should not be just a color change. For example, in parallel:

Screen capture, caption below.
Example of a visual differentiation via underlining between a link and its surrounding text.


This rule does not apply to links included in link groups (menu items, for example), because their function is obvious.


You are strongly advised not to apply underlining to other elements than links.


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