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Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#37529 closed defect (bug) (fixed)

Links in the admin footer should be underlined

Reported by: afercia's profile afercia Owned by: sergeybiryukov's profile SergeyBiryukov
Milestone: 4.7 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Administration Keywords: has-screenshots good-first-bug has-patch
Focuses: ui, accessibility Cc:


For accessibility, not all links must be underlined. When links are perceivable as links thanks to the context, for example in a navigation menu or in a set of UI controls, they often don't need to be underlined:

However, when links are within a line/block of text or they aren't clearly perceivable as an actionable control, they should always be underlined. They can't rely on color alone because they could be hard to distinguish from the surrounding text for users with color blindness or other visual impairments.

In the footer, the "Get Version" link could be an exception but all the other links should be underlined. To keep it simple I'd propose to underline them all.

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37529.diff (294 bytes) - added by Presskopp 8 years ago.

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Change History (7)

#1 @afercia
8 years ago

  • Keywords good-first-bug added

8 years ago

#2 @Presskopp
8 years ago

I'm not sure if the solution could really be so easy, or if I totally misinterpreted the task :)

#3 @afercia
8 years ago

  • Keywords has-patch added; needs-patch removed

@Presskopp yep, I think it's just that :) thanks for the patch!

#5 @SergeyBiryukov
8 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Future Release to 4.7

#6 @SergeyBiryukov
8 years ago

  • Owner set to SergeyBiryukov
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

In 38347:

Administration: Underline links in the admin footer for better accessibility.

Props Presskopp.
Fixes #37529.

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