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I tried this text:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octet_(computing)

in comment. But URL detecting algorithm excluded last ")" character. This might be a bug.

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This is an example: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octet_(computing) –  user142973 Oct 3 '10 at 0:09
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Use %29 instead of ) example: [en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octet_(computing)](http://… –  NullUserException อ_อ Oct 3 '10 at 0:17
    
@Popular It looks like the URL has to end in a parenthesis for this to work, as all the example links in that post are actually right (I assume the autolinking behavior was changed at some point). msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa752574(VS.85).aspx vs en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octet_(computing) –  Michael Mrozek Oct 3 '10 at 2:34
    
@Michael, to be honest, I usually reference that post for the top answer, not the actual question. But see also my sandbox entry; in the course of writing this reply, I discovered that the behavior I expected has changed. –  Pops Oct 3 '10 at 3:00
    
Reopening this since the other post really is a mess (and I have to put my answer somewhere where it makes sense), and really only tangentially touches this issue. –  balpha Jan 25 '13 at 14:43

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From the next build on, trailing parenetheses in auto-linked URLs (both in posts and in comments) will be included in the link if they have a matching opening parenthesis in the link. In particular this covers your case, which is the most common one.

In other words, these are linked as expected:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stack_overflow_(disambiguation)

A byte or octet (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octet_(computing))

This isn't:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/)

– you still have to explicitly mark the beginning and end of the link with angle brackets:

<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/)>

(or encode the parenthesis, which the editor's "link" button will do automatically for you).

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Kickass, this bug made linking wikis such a pain –  Ben Brocka Jan 25 '13 at 14:51

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