I would like to report a bug.

If there are parentheses in a URL then the link is incorrect in the preview (but not in the final page).

Example, composing an answer to a question on Stack Overflow:

Of dying programming languages [Forth][1] is one of the best.

[1]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forth_(programming_language)

The link to Forth in the preview becomes:


Platform: Firefox 3.0.6, Windows XP 64 bit, 8 GB RAM.

  • no-repro on OSX Lion / FF12
    – Kevin
    Jun 2, 2012 at 15:46
  • Cannot reproduce on Google Chrome 21 for Arch Linux.
    – user184498
    Jun 2, 2012 at 16:23
  • 1
    Congratulations on owning the oldest non-deleted question that earned the Tumbleweed badge :P
    – Doorknob
    Jul 19, 2013 at 7:43

1 Answer 1


This has long been fixed. Not surprising, since this bug report is almost three years old :)


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