Visited link text on mainsite is broken—the text is showing up black instead of the usual visted color. For example, on How to ask:

the link text in a paragraph is black

This is because apparently --theme-primary-color-300 and -800 are not set, as reported by Firefox's inspector here:

a screenshot of the CSS

(it's not very clear here, but I'm hovering over one of these undefined variables, and that "not set" text is part of a dialog telling me, well, that the variable's not set. The variables being grey indicates it's undefined.)

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    \$\begingroup\$ Experienced the same issue in windows chrome and iOS safari. \$\endgroup\$ Sep 13, 2021 at 22:39
  • \$\begingroup\$ FWIW, the color on mobile is now white instead of whatever the previous color was as well \$\endgroup\$ Sep 13, 2021 at 23:18
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    \$\begingroup\$ Thanks for the heads up. I'll be looking into this today. \$\endgroup\$
    – Ben Kelly StaffMod
    Sep 14, 2021 at 14:23

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This has been fixed and is now live across the network. Yesterday we rolled out a behind-the-scenes update to unify how many components across the network are themed. It looks like a slight typo made it into the code that sets visited and hovered link colors, causing them to revert to their default values instead of using the correct values from the site's theme. This has been corrected and steps have been taken to ensure that this typo didn't occur anywhere else in the product.

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    \$\begingroup\$ It's working again! Thanks very much Ben. :D \$\endgroup\$ Sep 14, 2021 at 20:07

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