LJ tag for linking to journal entries
Short, concise description of the idea
If I want to link to an entry, I can link to /talkread.bml?itemid=itemid, but what I'd really like to see is a conditional link that jumps to the entry in the current view if it's there, or to talkread.bml if it's not. Something like <lj-link itemid=itemid>, where the LJ software would create the appropriate <a> tags depending on whether the specified message was in the current view or not.
An ordered list of benefits
1. Faster reference when the specified entry is already displayed.
2. Reduce redundant network traffic on the LiveJournal server.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
1. This would require a second pass through the list of entries after the list is created before the merged, formatted text is created. Don't know how the cost of that would balance against the benefits