Enhancement request : ui-blob: Make the target line of a link, visually identifiable.

Christian Hesse list at eworm.de
Mon Apr 15 08:45:35 UTC 2024

Loïc <lagiraudiere+cgit at free.fr> on Sun, 2024/04/14 23:56:
> Le 10/04/2024 à 15:29, Christian Hesse a écrit :
> > Loïc <lagiraudiere+cgit at free.fr> on Sat, 2024/02/03 18:20:  
> >> Hi all,
> >>
> >> When I create a reference to a precise line in a file (for instance a
> >> hyperlink to "https://git.zx2c4.com/cgit/tree/cgit.css#n321" ), I miss a
> >> visual feedback, on the line I want to highlight.
> >>
> >> To implement this feature, I suggest to add a curved arrow ahead of the
> >> line number.
> >> That could be done by adding the following stylesheet to cgit.css
> >>
> >>      div#cgit table.blob td.linenumbers a:target:before {color:
> >> red;content: "\2BA9";}  
> > I really like that functionality, though the curved arrow is really
> > inconspicuous. Wondering if something like "large red circle" (or "large
> > black circle", colored in red) would be a better match...  
> Unfortunately, the size is constrained by the underlying font.

Ah sure... Experience may differ depending on font.

> Initially, I searched for a character like "BLACK RIGHT POINTING 
> BACKHAND INDEX" or "LINK SYMBOL", but it was even smaller. I also tried 
> to change the font size but it didn't produce a good result either since 
> it changes the line height.
> So, feel free to change the mark to something more convenient. The 
> "large black circle" (\2B24), colored in red seems fine. (I prefer the 
> "BLACK LARGE CIRCLE" colored in red over the "LARGE RED CIRCLE" because 
> it makes it easier to change the color)

After all Jason has to decide...
Let's hope we will see any activity soon.
main(a){char*c=/*    Schoene Gruesse                         */"B?IJj;MEH"
"CX:;",b;for(a/*    Best regards             my address:    */=0;b=c[a++];)
putchar(b-1/(/*    Chris            cc -ox -xc - && ./x    */b/42*2-3)*42);}
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