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Web designers should standardize on visual clues that indicate when the link will:

1) Just open something normally.

2) Open it in new Window/tab. Maybe browsers should automatically do something about those links? Like displaying a different cursor on mouseover?

3) Perform an action that doesn't navigate away from the current page.

4) Is not a real link and sits there only for mouseover events. This is often denoted by dotted underline, but no everyone uses that convention.

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