Re: How bout types of colored links?

Brian Behlendorf (
Tue, 9 May 1995 11:46:19 +0500

On Tue, 9 May 1995, Adam T. McClure wrote:
> One of the things I ran into in creating a teching tool recently was
> that I couldn't denote a particular thread. I wanted to target the
> paper for multiple audiences and provide support for less technically-
> inclined audiences without compromising the flow of the paper. It
> seemed logical to me to define a named type of link that has a particular
> color associated with it. All the references to definitions could be
> in blue, the links to other elements of the discussion in red, and
> purple would jump off my server to an off-site page. All visited
> links could be tan if I felt like it. There's currently a method in
> Netscape 1.1 to define different colors for visited and new links,
> as well as redefining the standard text color, but there's no way
> to have your own labelled links.

This feels like a style sheet issue - you have something like

a.class1 = #F00
a.class2 = #0F0

and then

<a href="file1.html" class="class1">This class of link</a>
<a href="file2.html" class="class2">That other class of link</a>

Is this what you want? Style sheet designers should note the need for
different colors for visited and not-yet-visited links of course.


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