Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 158 Stack Exchange communities.

What is meta?
Here's how it works:
  1. Any Stack Exchange user can ask a question
  2. The community provides support, votes on ideas, and reports bugs
  3. Your voice helps shape the way Stack Exchange operates

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?

share|improve this question
Where's the example? – animuson Apr 20 '12 at 22:16
You probably typed it wrong. – Cody Gray Apr 20 '12 at 22:38
up vote 3 down vote accepted

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.

share|improve this answer
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.

share|improve this answer
There's a third syntax too: <>; – Michael Durrant Apr 21 '12 at 0:17

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .