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Is there a way to type in a link in the comments but while keeping the "http://" prefix visible?

Eg. when I type in it's converted to in comments. I'd like it to be displayed just as I typed it, or at least I need some way to make it look like the original...

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1 See my answer below on how to do this – Oleksi Jun 14 '12 at 16:19
The proposed answers are certainly viable workarounds. I submit that the original default behavior is still suboptimal. There's no advantage to removing the "http://" prefix from the displayed text, and doing so has the potential to cause needless confusion. I'd suggest that would be a better default behavior than Low-priority wishlist item. – keshlam Jan 2 '14 at 15:34
up vote 7 down vote accepted

You use the link syntax:

[Link with HTTP](Address)

This will keep the http:// part of the URL in your comment.

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Great, makes perfect sense and I was thinking about how to do this for 10 minutes before asking... – Miljenko Barbir Jun 14 '12 at 16:34

If the link appearing as a link (something you can click on) is not important, you can simply wrap it in back ticks:


which appears as such:

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