Like in The Facebook footer bar is an iframe, so why it doesn't it reload with the rest of the page? the link to the wikipedia article could not be set: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajax_%28programming%29

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    As you noticed, you have to escape the parentheses. A good browser will do that for you... (this has been reported many times - Brandon illustrated another way of getting the link to work in his edit)
    – Shog9
    Commented Oct 13, 2009 at 19:48
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    This is a known issue. You can take a look at these two questions for more details on linking on SO. meta.stackexchange.com/questions/13501/… and meta.stackexchange.com/questions/18323/…
    – Brandon
    Commented Oct 13, 2009 at 19:49

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This is essentially by design; have you read the markdown help?

There are at least 5 different ways to make links

<a href="http://foo.com">foo</a>

and of course the default toolbar markdown (footer-y) way

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