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    To each their own, but I find styling links like this pretty jarring, and it has limited semantic value.

    That said it’s a cool CSS feature.

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      Same here. I was inspired by Gwern and other blogs and used to do this on my site but removed it because I think it stood out too much.

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        Gwern does an interesting thing with this, where specific sites like wikipedia and archive.org have special icons.

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        There’s a proposal for :local-link pseudo class. It would make this a little less awkward. Unfortunately, it’s not supposed by any browser yet.

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          Pleasantly surprised to see that the recommended approach for doing this hasn’t changed in ten years.

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            I’m not a fan of using this everywhere, but really like the result on things like docs sites, where there are many/mostly internal links, but occasional external ones, too.