Throughout this site, all links have a style consistent with their function. That way, you can tell where a link will go before you click on it, just by looking at it. These styles all use Cascading Style Sheets, or CSS; most browsers should be able to render these with no problem, but older browsers might have some difficulty.
- External links, or links that point to a page on another website, are underlined, with the underline disappearing when you move your mouse cursor over it. Also, all external links will show the link destination in their text.
- Example: http://www.slashdot.org/
- Internal links are links which point to another page on this website, typically an art or comment page. These will have no underlines until you move your mouse cursor over them- the opposite of the external links.
- Example: Wiki Introduction
- Broken internal links point to a comment page that doesn't exist. This generally means that either
- someone created a comment page but did not write anything in it, or
- someone mistyped a reference to another existing page.
- Please note that these are “broken” internal links; links to external pages can break at any time and there is no way of checking them. If all that talk about comment pages confused you, then just ignore it for now; you'll get the hang of it as you browse the site. Broken links will be represented with a strikethrough that will change to an underline when you move your cursor over it.
- Example: Broken link