Markdown and links
I am having some trouble when posting links here. Some posts here say we have to do it like this:
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.
Just to clarify it, I will put an example here:
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.)
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.
I'm not sure what links you want to post. For the most part, just put in the url:
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...
[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.