I noticed this while I was asking a question on dba.stackexchange.com.
I thought I remembered a way to link stackexchange questions to other stackexchange questions so I went looking for that in the help menu while asking my question. To get to the text I am specifically talking about:
Click the question mark above the textarea in which you type your question.
The help text claims that I should be able to type something like
[question]: http://english.stackexchange.com/questions/11481 and get useful output. Using this syntax, however, yields:
Which is not the behavior I expected. My questions, then, are a) am I Doing It Wrong or b) if this is a bug, will you please update the help text?
This is the help text in question:
In most cases, a plain URL will be recognized as such and automatically linked: Visit http://area51.stackexchange.com/ regularly! Use angle brackets to force linking: Have you seen <http://superuser.com>? To create fancier links, use Markdown: Here's [a link](http://www.example.com/)! And a reference-style link to [a panda]. References don't have to be [numbers][question]. : http://notfound.stackexchange.com/ [question]: http://english.stackexchange.com/questions/11481 You can add tooltips to links: Click [here](http://diy.stackexchange.com "this text appears when you mouse over")! This works with [reference links][blog] as well. [blog]: http://blog.stackoverflow.com/ "click here for updates"