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Moved from en:Wikitravel:Old bug reports by Evan


Moved from travellers' pub by Evan

This will probably make it into the wiki code itself, but it would be nice if there was a visual cue about the approximate amount of data behind a link (nothing, stub, full). --Dhalbrook 15:28, 7 Jan 2004 (EST)

There is! If you haven't changed your Wikitravel skin, links to non-existent pages should show up red, and existing pages should show up blue. If you've set some value in the "stub length" in your user preferences, stub links will show up as a kind of brownish color.
The big problem is that visited links and stub links have almost the same color, so it can be hard to tell them apart. I'd like to get this fixed -- any suggestions for a stub link color would be helpful. --Evan 18:59, 7 Jan 2004 (EST)
Cool, I guess I didn't notice it before -- I suppose I should look harder next time :) However, I still think a discreet iconic hint might be helpful (to those poor colorblind folks) to make it a bit more obvious. --Dhalbrook 21:24, 7 Jan 2004 (EST)
After a bit more thought, a more elegant solution might be to vary the look of the link underline itself, such as a dotted underline for nothing, a dashed for stubs, and a full underline for completed links. This, combined with the color, should definitely help make it more obvious what's going on. --Dhalbrook 21:56, 7 Jan 2004 (EST)

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