Typed links

Advantage 1 If clearly labeled, a typed link acts as a form of link preview that provides readers with reassurance and necessary information.

Advantage 2 It can produce different kinds of link behavior, including pop-up windows.

Disadvantage Can clutter reading area or confuse by producing too many different actions when one follows links.

Comment 1 Intermedia first used two different link types — comment an annotation — but found that one person's comment was another's annotation.

Comment 2 Some hypertext systems make typed links their central feature.