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I'm trying to make the image in this post clickable.

So I follow these instructions:

[![alt text][1]][2]

but .... Eeeek! The image disappears! This also doesn't work:

[![alt text][1]](

What's going on? This used to work before, but it seems broken, starting today. Others are having the same problem. Curiously, if you try to edit the instructions, the image disappears, too.

Chrome Dev on OS X, doesn't work on other systems either.

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Nuts. I was just trying this and submitted an edit when I realized I don't have edit privileges on SU... Needless to say, it didn't work for me, either. Feel free to reject that edit. – Cody Gray Aug 21 '11 at 14:21
Editing the linked question with the instructions works fine for me. But editing the accepted answer indeed gets me an empty <a href=""></a>in the preview. (And probably the same when actually saving it?) – Arjan Aug 21 '11 at 14:59
Seems adding the link to Thunderbird causes the image to vanish – Sathya Aug 21 '11 at 15:19
Workaround until this is fixed: Use HTML tags. – balpha Aug 21 '11 at 16:44
<a href=""><img src=""; /></a> – genesis Aug 21 '11 at 17:05
up vote 9 down vote accepted

We recently made a change to prevent link-within-a-link creation. That change was a little too eager, so it also broke image-within-a-link.

Fixed now.

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