External links direct people outside of the BBC domain; a behaviour that must be indicated to all users
External links point to non-BBC domains.
Whether the external link is inline (e.g. inside a paragraph) or as an item belonging to a list of 'further reading', it must be accompanied by the GEL Iconography external link icon.
External links navigate the user to new and potentially unfamiliar user interfaces. Blind users should be warned of this context change by including some visually hidden text reading "leave BBC site" or similar.