How to change appearance of unresolved links?

Confluence up to 3.5 did visualize links which the user did not have access permissions. (red)

Since Confluence 4, this feature does not exist anymore out of the box.

In Confluence 4 and 5 (currently we are on 5.4.4) , I brought back this lacking feature by an Custom CSS entry like this:

.wiki-content a.unresolved {
  (definitions)
}

 

 

In Confluence 5.8, these links do not have 'class="unresolved" ' anymore, so this style sheet definition doesn't work anymore. Looking at the FF developer/inspector, these links do not have a special class anymore which I could use in the same way as shown above.

 

Is there another way to achieve the same result in 5.8 ?

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There is now  a request in JIRA to bring back the functionality (class a.unresolved), so we can again highlight such unaccessible links in a different way than normal links. Currently, in 5.8 the user will see a "Page not found" error instead of reasonable information. I consider this behavior unfriendly to the users, and also I name it a bug, as there was no communication that Atlassian would change the behavior.

The ticket is

https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/CONF-39035

Feel invited to vote.

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