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Top 10 Things Not To Do with Links

by Rowan on 12 June, 2011

“Hyperlinks” are probably the single most important thing on the World Wide Web. They are, after all, what the “web” is woven from; they are what makes it something more than the document retrieval systems that came before.

And yet, some people seem to do their utmost to make all the hyperlinks in their documents entirely useless. Here are my Top 10 Things Not To Do with Links…


  1. Back in the 90s, this was widely approved behaviour – people thought of the web as a collection of distinct websites, each with its own front door, and “deep linking” was considered a menace. They were wrong. []
  2. Thank you Wikipedia for both the inspiration and implementation for this example. []

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