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This is a very minor bug, but I still think it is important to point it out (maybe it was already).

I voted another question to be closed as duplicate of PHP preg_replace \

Since the title ends with a backslash, the text generated is:

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which results in

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Though, linking to the question in this question (by just inserting the link) obviously creates an appropriate link. Maybe this automatic link detection / title creation should be done for comments as well, to avoid this issue (which I admit is a minor case)?

(Unfortunately it does not look like escaping the backslash (\\) helps in any way).

Other problematic characters:

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Alright, that's it, NO MORE MARKDOWN. Straw, camel, etc., you ruined it for everyone....no more network, sorry folks. Also, in light of these bug reports we're renaming it to MarkdownDull, since we're closing up shop can won't be fixing said bugs, etc. –  Nick Craver Apr 2 '12 at 10:47
    
Ok... I will go home then :-/ Sorry for ruining everyones day... –  Felix Apr 2 '12 at 10:47
    
Test: possible duplicate of php preg_replace \ –  Manishearth Apr 2 '12 at 10:50
    
\\ test \\ test [test \](enwp.org) –  Manishearth Apr 2 '12 at 10:53
    
[this ends with an escaped backslash (\\) \](meta.stackexchange.com/questions/127832/…). –  Felix Apr 2 '12 at 11:03
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@Nick I don’t get it. It’s not Markdown that’s at fault here, it’s the fact that the comments don’t use (full-blown) Markdown. After all, it works the normal text. –  Konrad Rudolph Apr 2 '12 at 11:11
    
@Konrad - Nor should they, the issue is that the title is not properly escaped for markdown mini, will take a look after the gym. –  Nick Craver Apr 2 '12 at 11:40
    
[Link with trailing space ](meta.stackexchange.com/questions/127832/…). –  Felix May 7 '12 at 9:07
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