When referring to a LaTeX package I like to codeify the name, i.e., I write amsmath to make a distinction with normal text. Now when you want to link to the CTAN page of this package, you write


resulting in amsmath. As one can see, no visual clue of it being a link.

Am I wrong to do this? In the light of Automatic links to the CTAN catalogue? I feel that it might be a good idea though.

Edit: To make it a bit clearer: this is a feature request, as in (if it is not deemed an inappropriate use of code and links) a change to the stylesheet. This could do the trick I guess

a, a code
    color: #145680;
    text-decoration: none;
    cursor: pointer;

a:hover, a:hover code
    text-decoration: underline;

a:visited, a:visited code
    color: #3989bb; 

if my CSS isn't too rusty. I'm not sure though whether a:hover code, i.e. the :hover acting as a parent element's pseudo class selector works good in all browsers.


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I can make code link text to be the same as regular link's. For example:

alt text

it'd be as simple as

a code { #83741E; }

  • Indeed, the underline behaviour wouldn't need any special handling. But the colour you're using at the moment is for the meta part, I was actually going for the parent's style.
    – Pieter
    Commented Nov 17, 2010 at 21:58
  • @Pieter the same will apply to parent site as well.
    – Jin
    Commented Nov 17, 2010 at 22:04
  • I have put the fix in, should be in the next deployment.
    – Jin
    Commented Nov 17, 2010 at 22:24
  • The change is on prod now.
    – Jin
    Commented Nov 17, 2010 at 22:36

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