Highlight the jump mark letter where you came from (#6 2017)
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Description

Motivation
Sometimes, one articles refers multiple times to the same reference. If you click on one of the reference indicators, you land in the references section. But how do you get back up to where you were before? One help are the secondary jump marks (e.g. a, b, c), but they also don't give an indication which of them you need to click. This should be changed.
Ideally, the solution should be as accessible as possible, not only when it comes to color and literacy, but also to the different writing systems.

Existing work
On fa-wiki, the letter is already highlighted in bold (code) (example)

Task
Highlight the letter that needs to be clicked to get to the original reading position.
The idea is to mark the letter that indicates the last reading position in blue. Furthermore the arrow/caret at the start of the line should also return you to where you came from. This should also work for screen readers.

Mock:

  • Please note that the arrow you see in the mock is the German implementation. In en-wiki it is a caret (^), and the way this is being represented in all of the wikis should not change.
  • Please note that the background of the letter should not be blue, since in reality the whole line will be blue (because the user just jumped to it)

Notes

  • Currently, the reference highlighting is done through pure css.
  • We will probably need js to change the arrow/caret target, depending on the currently highlighted letter


Background
During the 2017 technical wishes survey on de-wiki, this request ranked #6. More info in German can be found here

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