Quick Tip: Reserve underline for links

The use of underline to indicate linked text is a convention that stretches back to the birth of the web. As a result, the use of underline for emphasis in web-based documents may be confusing to some users. Bold or italics are better for indicating emphasis, though be careful with long sections of italics or ALL CAPS to avoid introducing readability issues.


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