Something funky is happening with the way URLs are parsed on the Careers site for applications.
Normal URLs such as
<a href="//example.com">Foo</a> parse correctly and act as a hyperlink that renders as the text
Foo. However, the same link with a
target="_blank" in the element such as:
<a target="_blank" href="//example.com/>Foo</a> renders as
Also, the raw HTML sent is:
<a href="<a href=" http:="" //example.com="" "="" rel="nofollow">Foo</a>" target="_blank"><a href="//example.com" rel="nofollow">Foo</a></div>
It looks like whatever is parsing the
<a> tags just didn't anticipate other attributes in the element, so complex attributes get treated as raw URLs. I have an application in my inbox full of these broken links from someone on Feb 13th who's email has an md5 hash
0e17213e867e2801be836c6b41674cc7 (I don't want to post stuff publicly).