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I just recognized that when I use grave accents (`) to highlight code and insert a URL into this, then the URL does somehow not getting resolved. Using <code> works.

The output is something like this: [String.Format][1].

What I actually wanted to write: String.Format

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marked as duplicate by Shadow Wizard, Martijn Pieters, hims056, Toon Krijthe, Bo Persson Feb 11 '13 at 13:43

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Not a bug, that's by design. – Shadow Wizard Feb 11 '13 at 11:57
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No, this works exactly as intended.

Everything inside the grave accents will be displayed as code, no matter if it could be interpreted as wiki syntax.

If you want a code block as link, put the accents inside the square braces: String.Format:

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Thanks for undeceiving me :-) – Aschratt Feb 11 '13 at 12:00

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