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Possible Link Bug

Sometimes I use the Wayback Machine to link to really good websites that no longer exist. The URLs are of the form http://web.archive.org/web/〈date|*〉/〈url〉, e.g., http://web.archive.org/web/20030606214502/http://superuser.com/index.html. The links display properly in the preview window, but display garbled in the posted answer.

See for example:

Cygwin: Assembly language development?


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marked as duplicate by Jeff Atwood Jul 23 '09 at 2:57

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This is a duplicate, I'll try to find the original. –  Ian Elliott Jul 23 '09 at 2:37
You should edit your question. You've got "The links display" on the same line as a URL. I bet you want a blank line there. –  John Saunders Jul 23 '09 at 2:37
Here it is, meta.stackexchange.com/questions/6808/possible-link-bug/… . This is a known issue, but doesn't appear to be too high priority. –  Ian Elliott Jul 23 '09 at 2:39
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http://web.archive.org/web/20030606214502/http://superuser.com/index.html http://web.archive.org/web/20030606214502/http%3A//superuser.com/index.html

[su]: http://web.archive.org/web/20030606214502/http%3A//superuser.com/index.html

Resulting in:

<div class="post-text"><p>
<!--                                                                                                                                           v -->
<a href="http://web.archive.org/web/20030606214502/http%3A//superuser.com/index.html" rel="nofollow">http://web.archive.org/web/20030606214502/<a href="http://superuser.com/index.html" rel="nofollow">http://superuser.com/index.html</a></a> 
<a href="http://web.archive.org/web/20030606214502/http%3A//superuser.com/index.html" rel="nofollow">http://web.archive.org/web/20030606214502/http%3A//superuser.com/index.html</a></p> 

[su]: http://web.archive.org/web/20030606214502/http%3A//superuser.com/index.html
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