I often find myself replacing plain text links in the middle of articles to make them more readable. For example some markdown might have an answer about bespin and added a link at the end or in the middle.

lorum bespin good etc.


What is the ideal way to textify a link in this case? I looked at some citation information and the best I can come up with is the following template:

"[Bespin](http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Bespin)", *wikia.com*

"[<Page_Title>](<link>)", *<website_domain>*

But I'm not sure if that's ideal, perhaps it would look better without the quotes, or there is some other preferred style.

What is the best practice format for textifying a floating link reference?

  • Why the close votes? This seems like a pretty valid, and if anything, it is a needed question. It would be better for the entire stack system if users had some guidance on style. Npm, for example has a style guide to go with its system, even if not everyone follows it. Commented May 17, 2016 at 14:24


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