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Links to URLs containing parentheses
Links in answer editor appear correctly in preview, but not in the answer

I used the

[Link Text](http://actual-url.com)

link format in an answer and it showed correctly in preview:

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But after I posted the answer it reverted to the unformated-ugly-version-which-makes-me-not-happy way of showing links as shown below.

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BTW: is it just me that wants to actually click on screenshot buttons even when knowing they're not real? and +1 for the nice circles please

marked as duplicate by Grace Note, Pops, Michael Mrozek, Bill the Lizard Nov 5 '10 at 17:15

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    This is because of parentheses in your URLs. If you encode them, they will work in both the preview and the real post. It's been pointed out a couple times that these URLs with parentheses incorrectly render correctly on preview. – Grace Note Nov 5 '10 at 16:55
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    We have to close as a duplicate, but I want to point out that this is an excellent illustration of the bug. – Bill the Lizard Nov 5 '10 at 17:17

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