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I use the tag php* as a favourite, to catch all of the badly (version specific) tagged PHP questions. When trying to link this tag in chat with [tag:php*] that tag is not parsed.

Also when pasting a link to* everything before the asterisk is converted to a link, and the asterisk itself is omitted.

Looks like the markdown parser for questions doesn't handle it for tags either.


Markdown parser does do it for links in questions, but it does not work for chat.

test link

Using the [title](url) format in chat also filters out the asterisk.

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The behaviour for [tag:php*] is intentional. The [title](url) issue likely just means chat needs an updated MarkdownMini parser to bring it inline with how comments should now work. – Tim Stone Dec 20 '12 at 14:01
See this issue for asterisks in URLs:… – unor Dec 21 '12 at 16:52
This is kind of annoying. There's an image that I physically cannot get to display in chat either inline or even just as a link because of * in the URL. – Lightness Races in Orbit Jan 21 '13 at 23:22
It seems to work... – Sklivvz Jan 30 '14 at 10:33
@Sklivvz cough :) – Shadow Wizard Jan 30 '14 at 12:45

The starred link works in this answer, in its preview, in this comment. It's broken in the chat, but only on postback (not in the javascript call).

Marking as reproduced.

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Year later, any update? – Shadow Wizard Feb 25 '15 at 21:08

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