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I'm trying to answer a question, and for that I need to mark 4 different mock (fake) urls and what they'd have. When I type this, a link is automatically created, and I would like to avoid this behaviour since this page doesn't exist. I want to create a link only if I do [] () without space in the middle. Is this even possible? Example of what I mean:

Code for that page

That shouldn't have a link automatically created since it doesn't exist, but inserting it in code is not feasible (because next line is code for that page and there should be a separation). Block quotes didn't work either. I'm asking if this is possible without breaking the url itself, only the hyperlink.

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You can put the URL inside backticks, like this:


This results in a valid URL without a generated hyperlink:

Code for that page
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True, you can also have it all in code block and separate the lines using HTML comment, see the source of this answer for an example. – Shadow Wizard Apr 8 '13 at 13:44
@ShaWizDowArd That page is just awesome. – Francisco Presencia Apr 8 '13 at 13:59
That worked, thanks. – Francisco Presencia Apr 8 '13 at 14:00
Cheers @Frank feel free to use it for your own tests. :) – Shadow Wizard Apr 8 '13 at 14:07

From this excellent answer to a very similar question:

You can put the URL escape a / with a \, like this:


This results in a valid URL without a generated hyperlink:

Code for that page

Note that the live preview will show the \, but the actual rendering won't.

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