This is useful when a Gitweb link with a target (like #l100) refers to
a line in the last screenful of text.  Highlight the background in
yellow, and display a ⚓ character on the left.  Show the same
highlight when hovering the mouse over a line number.

Signed-off-by: Matthew Blissett <>
The background-colour change is the 'main' (tiny) change.

Consider the ::before part a suggestion.  I think it helps show the
target line, but it does overlap the first character of any line >999.

I've tested this on the browsers I have access to, which excludes
Internet Explorer.  Since it's cosmetic it shouldn't matter if it doesn't

Wikipedia use similar CSS for their citation links:

 gitweb/static/gitweb.css |   10 ++++++++++
 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+)

diff --git a/gitweb/static/gitweb.css b/gitweb/static/gitweb.css
index cb86d2d..9f54311 100644
--- a/gitweb/static/gitweb.css
+++ b/gitweb/static/gitweb.css
@@ -546,6 +546,16 @@ a.linenr {
        text-decoration: none
+a.linenr:hover, a.linenr:target {
+       color: #444444;
+       background-color: #ff4;
+a.linenr:hover::before, a.linenr:target::before {
+       content: '⚓';
+       position: absolute;
 a.rss_logo {
        float: right;
        padding: 3px 0px;

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