https://www.duolingo.com/vinicius.albuq

Markdown and links

Hi,

I am having some trouble when posting links here. Some posts here say we have to do it like this:

[text](link)

So why does it not work with external links? Should it work and is there a problem or was it made that way on purpose?

I'd noticed we just have to use the last number of the discussion link to link it, but it is not working for me too. I have to open it in a new tab. If I click on it, I get an "404 error" page.

Links to user profiles are working well.

Ps.: English is my second language, so sorry if I made any mistakes. I am posting it here because it seems it is more answered than the Brazilian troubleshooting section.

[EDIT]

Just to clarify it, I will put an example here:

Typing this: [test](http://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=84036)

I get this: test

And typing this: [Markdown and links](1821266)

I get this: Markdown and links (wich would be good if the link were working when we click on it. But it just works when we open it in another tab of the browser.)

February 13, 2014

21 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/bchan

This has been reported a few times, I'll look into it - for now I'd just recommend not trying to hide absolute links behind Markdown and just posting the url as text (we'll interpret it and change it to a link for you).

February 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/christian

A WYSIWYG editor would be the bee's knees. Is there any chance of implementing this?

February 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/bchan

It's on the list - it's definitely something we'd like to have. I think the main reason for the above issue is that we translate text urls to links because many of our users don't know how to properly utilize markdown - but this automation causes issues for those that do. An inline editor would solve both issues.

February 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/christian

Great!

February 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Hohenems

You get a lingot for using "the bee's knees".

February 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/vinicius.albuq

Thanks bchan!!! I'm sorry, I didn't see there were other guys complaining about it.

February 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/bchan

No problem - I've put in a fix for markdown/html links to work in our forums. Thanks for the reports! Strictly for testing purposes, here is a gif that I like. Have a nice day!

February 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Hohenems

I just tried it in a different thread and it worked great. Thanks!

February 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/vinicius.albuq

Thanks!!!!!

February 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/wataya

Very good, thanks!

February 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Hohenems

I'm not sure what links you want to post. For the most part, just put in the url:

http://en.pons.com/translate

If it's an image that you want to post (which I suspect is the case) you type this:
![](image url here)
I will now type this: ![](http://www.onbeer.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/toast.jpg) and see what happens...

February 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/vinicius.albuq

Hohenems, I will give you an example:

If I write this: [Vinícius' profile](vinicius.albuq)

I will get this: Vinícius' profile

So, as you can see, we can put a link inside the word or sentence, so that when someone click on it, it will redirect to another page.

February 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Astroloth

Use this way: [Vinícius' profile](/vinicius.albuq)

Result: Vinícius' profile

March 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/wataya

Great, thanks.

March 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Hohenems

I see. Sorry, I'm not able to give you any help. What you've just shown here is brand new info to me. (Thanks for that!) Hopefully someone else can help you! :-)

February 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/vinicius.albuq

Thanks for trying to help. Can you please up vote my issue? I think they will not see my question if it stay bellow the others.

February 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/wataya

You probably already tried this. But just to be sure: Did you provide the http:// part with external links? If you leave it out, duo tries to send you to a subdomain of duolingo.com which oviously doesn't work. EDIT: Never mind, just checked it. It doesn't work.

February 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/vinicius.albuq

Yes wataya. That's what happen:

Typing this: [test](http://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=84036)

I get this: test

February 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/wataya

@vinicius.albuq: [test] (http://example.com) should internally be translated to HTML code the system doesn't allow me to reproduce here. Apparently (as your example shows) something with the escaping of the HTML is going wrong. This surely is not the intended behavior. So it's a bug.

February 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/vinicius.albuq

lol, I was giving you an answer. I will keep it just to clarify it for others.

February 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/gusbemacbe

It worked here.

But I have still problems with the link-breaking and paragraph.

November 20, 2015
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