It looks like links to questions within quotes are being rendered with the question title in the edit mode preview, but as a URL in normal viewing.

Given the following question Markdown:

Testing some link formatting:



The following images show the difference in rendering between edit mode & view mode:

Question view:

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Edit preview:

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Current live rendering:

(Actual live rendering, not an image. This can be used to view the current behavior, including the discrepancy.)

Testing some link formatting:

What are tag synonyms and merged tags? How do they work?


There are other past issues about link rendering discrepancies, but none of them seem to be quite this issue:

  • The preview and the actual posts use different renderers. It's a known fact the the server renderer only recognises URL's when they are enclosed in spaces. – Luuklag Dec 7 '20 at 19:43
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    It appears that I was mistaken. Double quotes at the start of the link break the URL, not at the end. You can see in your sandbox answer, I tested there. – Luuklag Dec 7 '20 at 19:55
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    The referenced sandbox answer, for those playing along at home: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/3122/formatting-sandbox/… – M. Justin Dec 7 '20 at 20:09

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