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Links to URLs with square parentheses are not formatted in the preview, but rendered on the site

Just a small bug with links rendering in question edit preview

Edit pane: alt text

Preview pane: alt text

Viewing the question: alt text

Notice the link missing in the preview pane for the second link.

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marked as duplicate by Nick Craver Aug 1 '11 at 13:23

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This requires some rather hairy recursive-esque regular expressions to solve -- and nested matching is something they are quite bad at -- so it's unlikely it will ever be addressed in the javascript preview.

If the preview being off bothers you, you can of course escape the [ as %5B and the ] as %5D.

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Thanks for the answer, no it doesn't bother me, just wanted to point it out. Thanks. –  xiaohouzi79 Sep 1 '10 at 5:44

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