[thelist] awkward hover over text

Barney Carroll barney.carroll at gmail.com
Mon Nov 16 10:16:16 CST 2009

Hey Bob,

As far as I see it the problem is that underlining is only a pertinent
effect for inline text, that is to say a span within a line of text.

In this instance the links should probably be a block, because it is
self-contained, and accounts for all the content on the line/lines that it
occupies — if underlined links are the way to go I usually do something like

a {
text-decoration: underline;

a.block {
border-style: solid;
border-width: 0 0 1px;
display: block;
text-decoration: none;

Barney Carroll

barney.carroll at gmail.com
07594 506 381

2009/11/16 Bob Meetin <bobm at dottedi.biz>

> I see this commonly and have a request to make this happen.
> In a 200px wide right column with an image to the right (could be left
> for that matter) client wants a sentence of text to the left of the pic
> in the column that is a link, so say 15 words pushed into a narrow space
> floundering to 7-8 lines after wrapping.
> Links that are underlined and span multiple lines aren't particularly
> aesthetic. Does that matter?   You know the drill.  Yes I could disable
> the underline as a:link and yes I can make it into a block such that the
> entire block changes color or it only underlines upon hover, but I'd
> like to hear back what some others think.
> -Bob
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