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I was attempting to type a hyperlink using markdown on my mobile device running Opera Mobile 12.0.1 and for some reason, the link didn't render correctly. However, when I looked up examples of hyperlinks using markdown and copy and pasted them, it did work. Anyone have any idea why that is?

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Where's the example? –  animuson Apr 20 '12 at 22:16
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You probably typed it wrong. –  Cody Gray Apr 20 '12 at 22:38

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Assuming this is the one, what you typed isn't a valid URL, since it has no scheme (it has since been fixed. This has nothing to do with whether you posted this from a phone or not.

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Yeah that was what I was talking about. I didn't know you could find revisions like that, otherwise I would have posted them. If you look at my previous revisions, I tried a few different kinds. Do you have a sense as to why they didn't work? –  Squazic Apr 25 '12 at 8:48
    
All your previous tries had the same issue -- the missing http://. –  balpha Apr 25 '12 at 9:22
    
Oh, I didn't realize that was required... thanks so much for the help! –  Squazic Apr 25 '12 at 10:15

More than likely, as the establishment says, you typed it wrong. I'm pretty sure the markdown links are converted on the server side anyway.

I happen to be using Opera mobile 12.0 to type this, and both syntaxes [a](...) and [b][1] work fine. Are you sure you didn't have a space, automatically inserted by a paste, perhaps? Markdown can be awfully picky about things like that.

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There's a third syntax too: <example.com>; –  Michael Durrant Apr 21 '12 at 0:17

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