As mentioned at T55973#3500032 and at VE/F (permalink) it is desirable for there to be some method of identifying at a glance whether a given link target is the same as the label or not. Specifically this would help in at least the following use cases:
- checking for potentially deceptive links
- changes to a link label have not updated the target as desired (c.f. T55973, T56947)
- changes to a link target have not updated the label as desired (particularly if changes are correcting typos, similar looking characters, etc)
The desire is only for an indication that the link is piped, not a presentation of what the target is as existing methods (mouseover and/or opening the link inspector) remain fine for this. The new indication would be a clue to use those methods if desired rather than needing to mouseover every single link in the page in case it is piped.
The nature of the indication should be visible at a glance but not distracting. Methods for consideration should include those below:
- different coloured text (c.f. the gadget that colours links to disambiguation pages orange, so don't use that colour)
- a coloured (wavy) underline (cf spelling error red wavy underlines)
- a double underline
Note that these are suggestions only and have not (to my knowledge) been evaluated regarding accessibility or similar issues, the exact method used is not the focus of this request.