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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

[`amsmath`][1]

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 Nov 17 '10 at 21:58
  • @Pieter the same will apply to parent site as well. – Jin Nov 17 '10 at 22:04
  • I have put the fix in, should be in the next deployment. – Jin Nov 17 '10 at 22:24
  • The change is on prod now. – Jin Nov 17 '10 at 22:36

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