HypertextSkip other details (including permanent urls, DOI, citation information)
This work is protected by copyright and may be linked to without seeking permission. Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically. Please contact email@example.com for more information. :
For more information, read Michigan Publishing's access and usage policy.
Four bad links
False Twin Links
Two links with similar wording, so that it seems as if they would lead to the same thing — but they don't.
(No click: "I've already been there.")
Non-Identical Twin Links
Two links with very different wording, so that it seems as if they would lead to two different things — but instead, they go to exactly the same thing.
(Click: "Hey! I've already been here!")
Obscure words (often just one word) or a cryptic image, so that the user doesn't know what to expect.
(No click: "Huh? I'm not going there.")
Text or an image that raises a false expectation or fails to indicate that something out of the ordinary will result.
(Click: "No! I didn't WANT to download a file!")
See also Ten link rules.