Protocol relative links (e.g. //google.com) are not clickable in the Android app (version 1.0.57, Nexus 7 (2012)). However, images with protocol relative links are working fine on 1.0.56.

Test case (with protocol relative links):

Kudos to minitech for finding this bug.

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    Actually, do any links work in the Android app?
    – hichris123
    Feb 15, 2015 at 1:51
  • Using the Android app (1.0.56) on my phone, the test case works for me without any issues. Feb 15, 2015 at 2:14
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    Glad to know that someone else is the world is having about as exciting of a Valentine's Day as I am.
    – jonsca
    Feb 15, 2015 at 3:55
  • I thought the images didn't load as well?
    – rene
    Feb 15, 2015 at 7:25
  • Working fine in the iOS app. Feb 15, 2015 at 7:37
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    @rene Images with protocol relative links are working fine on 1.0.56.
    – hichris123
    Feb 15, 2015 at 15:48
  • I previously upvoted this post and hadn't upvoted Kevin's comment, meaning that I could reproduce this bug. However, now I couldn't repro it on Nexus 5, Android 6.0.1, SE app 1.0.82 (beta)... Feb 3, 2016 at 6:46
  • @AndrewT. so why did you delete your answer? It's legit, you can mark it as CW if you don't feel you deserve rep. (And no repro for me too, so likely it has been fixed indeed) Feb 3, 2016 at 7:50
  • @ShadowWizard I deleted my answer after reading Kevin's comment, since I couldn't conclude if it's really fixed, or just a coincidence with specific device/Android version. I might even suspect Android WebView as another factor now. So I guess it's better to leave it to Kasra & team (sorry). Edit: I undeleted my answer for now. Feb 3, 2016 at 7:58

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As of v1.0.82* (beta)or somewhere before that, it has been fixed: protocol relative links are now clickable, and working as intended.

*tested on Nexus 5 on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

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