I am frequently using readable links, e.g.:
[James Gosling], working at [Sun] by that time, written the [`URL`] class. [James Gosling]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Gosling [sun]: http://www.oracle.com/us/sun/index.html [URL]: http://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/api/java/net/URL.html
Both "James Gosling" and "Sun" links are properly resolved (note that the link is actually named "sun"). However the "URL" is not because of the extra backticks - and I use such combination of backticks and links often when referring to external code documentation. Obviously I can do:
but it would be nice if SO engine could strip these extra characters automatically.