In a question on Security.SE, I've found a possible bug.

The left side of the screenshot is how it looks on the front end of the site, and the right side shows how it looks when editing.

Screenshots of the post when rendered and the post when editing

You might say that there is a space between braces, but it doesn't matter I think. My point is that there is a difference between the edit preview and the published version.

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    looks like the real issue is the preview converts any url into a link but this conversion doesn't happen for published posts. You can see this yourself if you change the [4] into a [8], the link is still clickable even though 8 is not a valid reference. Not sure if this is a real critical bug.Your [4] isn't doing anything to the link before it since there is a space between them as you know. Sep 2, 2020 at 20:07
  • The issue still persists. I don't know if it's markdown, CMS or aliens, but there fact is that there is a bug.
    – T.Todua
    Nov 6, 2021 at 10:27
  • What do you mean by "at all" (the title)? Can you elaborate? Nov 7, 2021 at 11:53
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    @P.Mort.-forgotClayShirky_q I understand this as "Is this a bug, at all?" but can't be certain. Nov 8, 2021 at 11:35

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The issue still persists as of today, however, as mentioned in comments, the bug is only present in the "preview" mode, and that was not considered as a critical bug (thus, there is no estimation if it will addressed or not in the near future). In the meantime, as a workaround, try to change such a tricky post to avoid the discrepancy.

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    Modify in what way? Can you provide one or more examples? Nov 7, 2021 at 11:47
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    Change in what way, to "avoid the discrepancy"? You didn't really give any answer to @P.Mort. He didn't mean the word itself, so the answer is not complete. I, for one, don't know what to change in order to bypass the bug reported here. Nov 8, 2021 at 11:32

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