I've edited a tag to include a link into exerpt. But it shows Markdown source of the link instead of actual link.

  1. How do I preview the exerpt while editing it?
  2. Where to find syntax and available Markdown features in exerpts?
  3. How do I include the link properly?
  • Maybe split the question?...
    – Vi.
    Commented Jan 5, 2015 at 13:41
  • Pick a tag that already has such content (such as the hyperlinks one you used) and see how that has been put together.
    – JonW
    Commented Jan 5, 2015 at 13:42
  • @JonW, The exerpt does not contain any links.
    – Vi.
    Commented Jan 5, 2015 at 13:44

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Tag wiki excerpts can't contain Markdown or links - just plain text. Therefore there is nothing to "preview". What you are typing is what you will get.

Tag wiki bodies follow the same rules as questions and answers.

  • Will text like http://something.com/ be still auto-converted to a link?
    – Vi.
    Commented Jan 5, 2015 at 13:44
  • What alternative of a link should I use? Shall I write There is also a dedicated video site video.stackexchange.com. Please see the tag wiki for further information or shall I include the "unassisted" plaintext link?
    – Vi.
    Commented Jan 5, 2015 at 13:46
  • @Vi. you can see that the link text hasn't been converted to a "real" hyperlink, so there is no point in including it in the excerpt.
    – ChrisF Mod
    Commented Jan 5, 2015 at 13:48
  • @Vi.: no, URLs will not auto-link. URLs in tag excepts do not work and should never be used there. Commented Jan 5, 2015 at 13:50
  • This isn't quite true; there are some rules I don't fully understand that will trim off intro text from the beginning of an excerpt, and previewing that is non-trivial. But as far as actual formatting, yeah, plain text all the way. Commented Aug 3, 2015 at 23:18

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