Example for Checkpoint
10.5 - Until user agents render adjacent links distinctly, include non-link, printable characters (surrounded by spaces) between adjacent links.

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The code:

[ <A HREF="a.htm">Section A</A> | <A HREF="b.htm">Section B</A> | <A HREF="c.htm">Section C</A> | <A HREF="d.htm">Section D</A> | <A HREF="e.htm">Section E</A> ]

produces the following horizontal list of text links:

[ Section A | Section B | Section C | Section D | Section E ]

The non-linked characters may cause screen-readers to pause, thus helping the user to distinguish where one link phrase ends and the next begins, and the visual aspect may help people with some visual or cognitive disabilities identify the break between links.

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