Last modified: 2005-12-19 22:11:18 UTC

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Bug 1420 - Make anchor links visually distinct from regular links
Make anchor links visually distinct from regular links
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Parser (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement with 2 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-01-28 03:09 UTC by Fredrik Johansson
Modified: 2005-12-19 22:11 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Fredrik Johansson 2005-01-28 03:09:37 UTC
Anchor links (e.g. "for the history, [[#History|see below]]") should be
displayed so that they can be distinguished from regular links.

Might be implemented by changing font style, or adding an icon after the link.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2005-01-29 04:50:23 UTC
I don't really see much point to this. Reopen if there is a compelling argument in favor.
Comment 2 Fredrik Johansson 2005-01-29 11:46:40 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> I don't really see much point to this. Reopen if there is a compelling
argument in favor.

It is often hard to tell whether a link goes to another page. My example of "see
below" was perhaps poorly chosen. Consider "For more information, refer to the
[[#History|history of Foo]]". I regularly open such links in a new window, only
to find the same page again. This is a minor annoyance, but one that could be
Comment 3 Rob Church 2005-12-19 14:51:32 UTC
This can be accomplished with minimal effort using CSS:

#bodyContent a[href ^="#"] {
	color: #66CC66;

This paints them a disgusting green colour. Note that it also affects links in
the table of contents, and despite various overrides and all manner of fun
further up the CSS file, I've yet to work round this...
Comment 4 Rob Church 2005-12-19 22:11:18 UTC
Resolving WORKSFORME on the grounds that the end-users can already customise this.

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