Sometimes on SO (and —how meta— on meta) you talk about URLs and use a rfc2606 domain (such as 'http://example.com') but you will never mean this to be a hyperlink. These URLs are meant as examples, not as links to be followed.
The extra style gives it unwanted emphasis. Currently I use `` to mark it as code and prevent it becoming a hyperlink, but that gives it even more emphasis.
Is there a way to suppress the bare URL behaviour?
If there isn't one. I don't think we should introduce one, as I disagree with Must URLs always be hyperlinked?
I think we should exempt bare URLs to rfc2606 domains from becoming hyperlinks. One could always force it with <> if one really feels the need.
The "duplicate" asks for support and doesn't propose a feature. The accepted answer actually is what I said I am using at the time I asked this, but am not satisfied with. (That time was a mere 5 hours after the duplicate. Which, combined with the lack of use of the "bare URL" terminology from the FAQ in that duplicate, might explain why I didn't find it, in spite of my extensive work.)