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URL inside parenthesis are not automatically hyperlinked

For example if I do: (http://www.google.com) It does not become a link.

But if I do http://www.google.com it works fine.

Other Examples that work (but in a hacky way):

Why do we need all of these hacky ways to make a link in parenthesis?

Is this , and if so why?

And if not, this is a


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marked as duplicate by Tim Stone, amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A, Time Traveling Bobby, Yi Jiang, Nick Craver Dec 19 '11 at 15:40

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@TimStone hehe that is in my question :-P just noticed that now. –  amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Dec 19 '11 at 15:30
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The correct way is actually to place angled brackets around the URL to turn the text into links. In the original Markdown specifications, users would have to add in the angled brackets manually, but SO does auto-linkification, which is more user friendly.

Your link would look like

(http://www.google.com)

In code:

(<http://www.google.com>)
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Fine... but that is just another hack. –  amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Dec 19 '11 at 15:31
    
@amanaPlanaCAnalPAnaMA It's not a hack - it's how Markdown is suppose to work. The fact that most links are automatically processed is just something SO adds to make things easier. –  Yi Jiang Dec 19 '11 at 15:32
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