I was trying to edit a post which had a jsfiddle link. The whole content was not just the link, but I believe there are other posts (like this, for example) that address this. Anyway, when I hit the Save Edits button, I got this error message -

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What I don't understand is, if this was a valid error, why was this error message not shown to the OP when he/she asked the question in the first place, thus providing for a more quality question in the first place? (I assumed it was not shown, because if it did, this post wouldn't have been in this shape.) Is it a bug, or could the OP have by-passed this error message (i.e. if it could be done - the OP seems to be a new user)?

  • Did you try editing it to fix the broken link? It may be that the current broken link wasn't detectable, but you edited it into a form that was.
    – Jeremy
    Commented Jan 10, 2013 at 5:32
  • you need to add relevant code ..it aint bug . its status by design When jsFiddle and other related sites are gone, so is the information Commented Jan 10, 2013 at 5:33
  • @JeremyBanks: As hims056 suggested in the answer, I was trying to link the url to a word.
    – Chait
    Commented Jan 10, 2013 at 5:37

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The OP did not get the error message because he/she used square brackets [] around the link like this [http://jsfiddle.net/eqkbR/9/]. So it is not a valid link and it is also not showing as a link. You probably tried to remove those square brackets thats why you got that error message. I could edit the post because I did not remove the those square brackets.

  • @卐웃ᙓᗢᓮᘐᓰﬡ웃卐 - it is the reason at all see I could edit the post. Now try to remove those square brackets....
    – Himanshu
    Commented Jan 10, 2013 at 5:35
  • @卐웃ᙓᗢᓮᘐᓰﬡ웃卐 - did not get. what do you mean by edit is not working at all?
    – Himanshu
    Commented Jan 10, 2013 at 5:37
  • That makes perfect sense, if it's in fact what's happening. Thanks, I did not know that!
    – Chait
    Commented Jan 10, 2013 at 5:39
  • @hims056 only fiddle link in question is not appropriated by so anymore we must include code Commented Jan 10, 2013 at 5:40
  • @卐웃ᙓᗢᓮᘐᓰﬡ웃卐 - Everyone knows that. But here OP (Chaithanya M) is asking that why that OP of that question could able to add link without code.
    – Himanshu
    Commented Jan 10, 2013 at 5:48
  • @hims056 ohh got it .. you are right that isnt even a link that is just a string .. Commented Jan 10, 2013 at 5:54

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