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When italics are applied within a link tag, em { color: black; } overrides a { color: #938322; }, with the result that the link is indistinguishable from other italic text on the mobile site:


screenshot demonstrating what I'm talking about


Italic text
Bold text

A link
Linked italic text
Linked bold text

An italicized link
A boldfaced link


*Italic text*  
**Bold text**

[A link](  
[*Linked italic text*](  
[**Linked bold text**](

*[An italicized link](*  
**[A boldfaced link](**

To anyone else who's wondering: the default font color is #222. Italic text is apparently darkened to help compensate for its lighter weight.

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I also see this. – cbroughton Nov 12 '11 at 12:50
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I've fixed this and it will be out in rev 2226 (meta) and rev 1592 (network).

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