this link is broken when adding it through clicking Hyperlink icon in the edit form.

If I instead paste the link directly as is, then it's working fine, like this:


As Oded user noted in a comment, the bug seems to be the markdown renderer encodes : on the URL when it shouldn't .

So, do you know if StackOverflow engine uses some open source library to format the markdown code?

so I can take a peek at fixing the bug (I love fixing the bugs I hit myself)..

  • How do you mean broken? What happens? Do you mean it looses the fragment portion? – Oded Dec 13 '12 at 14:05
  • Click and follow both links, they don't go to the same site, yet I pasted the same link on both forms (through clicking icon and pasting directly in the form). The right site is the one you get when clicking the long texted link, so adding the link through the icon is broken, the link adress is mangled, I think it gets confused with the # or : characters present in the query string. – Nelson Dec 13 '12 at 14:07
  • If you need further clarification for this bug then let me know. – Nelson Dec 13 '12 at 14:10
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    In short, the markdown renderer encodes : on the URL when it shouldn't. – Oded Dec 13 '12 at 14:12
  • Correct, that's seem to be the root cause. – Nelson Dec 13 '12 at 14:16
  • Partially related: Markdown borks URLs with port numbers (although I'm not sure that the concerns with : in MarkdownMini are the same as the ones in normal Markdown, I suppose it's more likely to avoid [#]: conflicts) – Tim Stone Dec 13 '12 at 15:11
  • Not directly related, but for linking purposes: Hyperlink button breaks some URLs when automatically undoing URL encoding – Tim Stone Dec 13 '12 at 15:12

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