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Re: The `link' face.

From: Dan Nicolaescu
Subject: Re: The `link' face.
Date: Fri, 08 Jul 2011 10:49:11 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.3 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

> I don't like much the new appearance of links in blue.
> I understand the motivation behind it, but:
> - it's louder (and I find it more ugly) than before, yet no-one
>   complained about it being "unclear".
> - it begs the question "what's the intended difference between the button
>   and the link faces".
> - while the "blue underlined" might be considered "the standard link
>   appearance", when I look at web pages in my browser (with default
>   config), I see that old-style plain pages indeed use "blue underlined"
>   (and even bold for debbugs), whereas more modern designs
>   (e.g. wikipedia and many more) use something more subdued such as just
>   "blue with an underline for mouse highlighting", or even "nothing +
>   mouse highlighting" when the context makes it clear that it's a link
>   (e.g. for tab-like thingies, or menus, ...).
> So I'm tempted to change the `link' face by removing "blue" from it
> (most of the links use button.el so they used to appear as just

This doesn't quite follow from your wikipedia argument above.

> "underline" without any blue, so it would leave the appearance mostly
> unchanged compared to Emacs-23).

You have said here in the past that your personal preference is to not
use colors for faces, but other attributes (bold/underline,etc).  Most
users use colors, so it seems that your personal preference doesn't
quite match what most people do, and this proposed change suits more
your personal taste than anything else...

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