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I often see people having html buttons for links in stack overflow?

how do I visually show a button on stack overflow how do <button><a href="www.jsfiddle.com">link to fiddle</a></button>

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    Don't. That's invalid formatting and not what the syntax is there for. If you're still curious, it's the <kbd> element, which is reserved for user input, not for making links look like buttons. – animuson Feb 13 '14 at 18:42
  • Matthew Harwood, please don't do that as it was not meant to ;) – user251936 Feb 13 '14 at 21:55
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Are you referring to this Click here?

<kbd>[TEXT HERE](URL HERE)</kbd>

However as recommended by animuson in a comment to your post, if you are intending to use this for links in a post, avoid doing so as it can be ambiguous to a user. The tag is to be used to showcase user input. Users may not be aware that it is a clickable button. try to always use the [TEXT](URL) tool to provide a hyperlink for the user.

  • Should I not uses this for links to jsfiddles? like @animuson stated above? Marking correct asap – Matthew Harwood Feb 13 '14 at 18:47
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    Take the advice of Animuson very serious, please. – rene Feb 13 '14 at 18:47
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    Please follow animuson's recommendation. Reserve the use of this to showcase keyboard input; however, I have seen people use this to create buttons in their profiles. – Anil Natha Feb 13 '14 at 18:47
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    @MatthewHarwood, yes, try to stay away from using it for external link. Just use a simple link using the [text](URL) tool. It will also read better instead of having random buttons inserted in your text. – Anil Natha Feb 13 '14 at 18:48
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    @MatthewHarwood See Stricter <kbd> usage rules – animuson Feb 13 '14 at 18:50

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