I am having some problems with the markdown editor.

Could someone explain me why this link doesn't work?

This should be a link:
0.25 €/kwh * 650W * 1 month

It should be linking to:


Another problem that I often have is that when I want to write on the next line I need to insert my own line breaks (<br />).


2 Answers 2


For the line break issue:
Look at the editor help. You just need to include two spaces at the end of the line.

For the link issue:
Obviously there are some unescaped characters in that text. I would recommend not linking that text anyway. That is messy.

  • I missed the editor help. The linebrak is not so intuitive, the inline linking is great! Thanks. Jul 15, 2009 at 18:49
  • @Andrea: How about accepting my answer?
    Jul 15, 2009 at 18:58
  • I was waiting an answer from Jeff, but he didn't reply! Oct 13, 2009 at 21:50

This particular link is so awkward and contains so many oddball chars I would recommend using TinyURL or the like.

Some URLs are just too difficult to parse. My "favorite" is URLs that actually contain http:// as part of the querystring..

Edit: Note that the escaping will be done automatically for you if you use the link button (or Ctrl-L).

here's the troublesome Wolfram link from the question, entered using Ctrl+L

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    Is there a particular reason to don't match *€$ ? Jul 15, 2009 at 18:52

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