I disagree with this argument. the text-color method of disgunishing links "works" (I have issues with it) because it uses the same model as the underline. There is a consistent color that says "this is a link". By using underlines to denote something other than a link you are tossing that model out the window. This would be the same as making bold red your link color throughout the site and then using that for error messages . on a more personal note: A close friend of mine does a lot of research using small home-made sites he has added underlined headers to the top of his personal web pet peeves. > I've heard the argument about underlined text being considered a link. I'm > not sure that I personally agree with that. I say that because being an > experienced user of the web, I have learned not to expect all things > underlined to be a link especially when many sites are using > text-decoration: none; then the text color acts as an indicator that there > is a link.