Questions tagged [hyperlinks]

HTML links, generally those created within the network on questions, answers, or the site itself.

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Can't insert links or images: “Permission denied to access property ”apply“” [closed]

For a few days now, I've been unable to insert images or links using the formatting toolbar above the post input textbox. When I press one of these two buttons, I get: Error: Permission denied to ...
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Timeline page should make it easy to go to specific answer

I was looking at the timeline of What can we do to encourage downvoting? on Meta.SO. This is a big question with lots of answers. In the timeline I saw an answer that I was interested in reading ...
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Hyperlinks not handled in comments in interaction with MathJax followed by some specific characters

On at least some¹ MathJax-enabled websites, in a comment² with a MathJax sequence immediately followed by a / or + (but not a space or a -), a subsequent [text](url) is mishandled if followed by ...
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Why wasn't this link in the chat made clickable? [duplicate]

https://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/54730117#54730117: Why wasn't this link in the chat made clickable?
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CommonMark: Link rendering differently on client and server sides

When editing a question on HSM, I observed that a link which was not rendered in the post was hyperlinked in the edit preview (see pictures below). I tried reproducing it in the Sandbox to see if this ...
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Font size differ for no reason in link texts [duplicate]

Example from https://stats.stackexchange.com/help/badges/61/publicist, font size in red differ from font size in green. Tested on Firefox 77.0.1 x64.
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Stack Overflow Business is down

On a lot of the SE sites (notable exception being Stack Overflow itself), there's a link to Stack Overflow Business in the footer. It links to https://stackoverflowbusiness.com. However, that site ...
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Which URL structure should I use when archiving questions in the Wayback Machine?

There are several URLs one could use to get to a question. For example: https://money.stackexchange.com/questions/124409/can-stocks-trade-at-negative-prices https://money.stackexchange.com/questions/...
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A link where the content of the ask-page modal dialog can be seen

Not too long ago, the new modal dialog displayed to users who were asking their first questions was added. The relevant announcement can be seen here: The new ask page is now live on the network! ...
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Is it acceptable to copy my own answer? [duplicate]

Is it generally accepted to copy my own answers across questions / exchange sites? (assuming the questions are not duplicates and the answer solves both questions) Should I link back to the original?
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What's the URL format that shows all comments expanded for all SE sites?

I want to archive some questions. But some comments are hidden because of the mechanics of how SE's UX work i.e. I have to click on show X more comments below each post. So, like superuser.com/a/...
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Why is the auto-replace for on-site question-links with the respective question-title only enabled in posts but not in comments? [duplicate]

When you paste an url in a question or answer (i.e. a post), its link text is automatically replaced with the title of linked-to question, like so: Replace trilogy raw links with the current question ...
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Link to “help us create it” on tag info page is barely visible on Beta Meta sites

The tag info page of a tag without a wiki and an excerpt has a request in place of the excerpt, of the form: The moderator-training tag has no usage guidance, can you help us create it? The link ...
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The 6 character edit threshhold and replacing links

Say you come across an old post and linked in it is this URL: https://docs.python.org/2.7/library/shelve.html Updating the URL changes only three characters and doesn't surpass the edit threshold: ...
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Should the text of answer short links automatically get prettified like the text of other links?

If I paste the URL for a Stack Exchange answer (with or without the anchor), the text of the automatic hyperlink is automatically populated with the title of the question: https://meta.stackexchange....
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When I wrote “X<CD” instead of XKCD the link in the line didn't display. Why?

In the question Can the COVID-19 genome really fit into a social media post (XKCD 2299), is this ever done in practice? I had a typo which caused the link not to show: X<CD 2299 [Coronavirus ...
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Link to old community go.stackexchange.com now directs to www.golinks.io

In 2011, I posted a link in the comments of https://boardgames.stackexchange.com/a/5511/60 At the time, this link connected to another question on the same website, which was go.stackexchange.com, ...
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Are Stack Exchange URL parameters defined anywhere? [duplicate]

Are the parameters used in Stack Exchange URLs defined anywhere? For example, I just encountered a stackexchange.com URL with rq=1, and I frequently encounter stackexchange.com URL's with cb=1.
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Pre-2017 meta links remain broken in 2020

Back in 2017, SE changed their meta URL hierarchy, so their URLs are no longer meta.site.stackexchange.com, but rather site.meta.stackexchange.com. While the Community user did a good job fixing all ...
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Showing Links to Answers

Is there a trick to showing links to answers? I notice that they all have a distinct id, so it’s 90% in place already. Sometimes it would be helpful link to an answer rather than a question. I have a ...
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Amazon links are broken network-wide

Clicking on book recommendations in this SO answer currently redirects one to https://stackexchange.com/site-not-found. A couple of links from that answer: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0131103628 https:...
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How can I diminish the link, writing few words? [duplicate]

When I copy a link and paste it, it can be so long. I need to shorten it. How can I do that? How can I make a link from one word? For example, the word here.
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Why are the colors of visited and non-visited links on Academia.SE so different?

On Academia.SE, the color of non-visited links is blue, and the color of visited links is red: However, on every other SE site I have visited, the color of visited and non-visited links are slightly ...
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A break is needed between two URLs if they include $ (if the site is mathjax enabled)

vs Link to post. Thanks to @MarkKirby for identifying that a line break solves it (first time that was needed for me). I'm guessing status-bydesign, unless there's a fix for it. I'll leave it ...
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Square brackets in hyperlinks is broken in comments

On all Stack Exchange websites, using square brackets in a hyperlink like in the following Markdown code is correctly translated into HTML in questions and answers, but not in comments: [[class....
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Should linked questions be more visible?

Every now and then I remember that there are actually links to other questions on the right hand side. For people who don't know: Whenever you post a URL to another question, the question that links ...
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Underline Overflow™ in links under answers

It looks like the CSS for links in the UI has recently changed, and most of the links are now always underlined: This is a little heavy IMHO, and is not consistent with other links on the page (e.g. ...
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Clicking on full site loads mobile chat again

I was switching from mobile chat to full site to upload an image on chat room on my mobile. Clicking on full site still gives mobile chat after a page refresh. I tried several times but the result ...
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Can we post links to Monica's GoFundMe page again now that donations to it are closed and she's reached an agreement with SE?

In mid-November, SE began removing links to Monica Cellio's GoFundMe campaign, under the direction of their legal team. However, today, the campaign has been closed and is no longer accepting ...
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How can I refer and link to other posts in my post?

Several times, when asking a question or posting an answer, I have to rely on another question/answer (or even a comment!) somewhere in the site. I generally do this: ... as mentioned in [this answer]...
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Hyperlink without underline in deleted answer's post notice

Recently I deleted one of my post (10k+ users only). After it deleted, there is a inconsistency with the hyperlink in the post notices. The deleted question link contains a hyperlink, whereas the ...
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Anonymize or hash the user ID part of a shared link so that users can earn badges for sharing links without having to leak their account on the site

The "share" link underneath a post includes the sharing user's ID for the purposes of awarding the user with Announcer, Booster, and Publicist badges in case enough users from different IP addresses ...
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What exactly does “links to a legal fund campaign” mean?

I understand that links to a certain legal fund campaign will be removed. My user name had again been changed without notice. For a few days my user name had been a broken-up URL to a short (22-line) ...
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screenshots from snipping tool should be saved in what format so that google drive links can be fetched as image in stackexchange sites

I keep facing a lot of problems on my systems. So I keep posting on stack exchange sites. I take a lot of screenshots from snipping tool for example this one https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/...
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Include original link on error page [duplicate]

Recently I've tried to open my profile, but there was a problem with a server. So I've been redirected to: https://ru.stackoverflow.com/error?aspxerrorpath=/users/15479/suvitruf-says-reinstate-monica. ...
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Clicking on code could hyperlink to the documentation for that code

It would be nice if when clicking on code it could hyperlink to the documentation for that code. I.e. when I'm viewing this question: Programmatically generate video or animated GIF in Python?, ...
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How do I view the pre-existing community for a current Area 51 proposal?

A proposal on Area 51 was recently closed by a staff member with a comment that contained Please do not disregard the community requirement when submitting a proposal. When you submit this proposal ...
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What was the reason behind changing copy-link edit box behavior?

tl;dr: What was the reason for disabling Ctrl+X shortcut on text field used for sharing URLs to each question and answer. This change and the force to use Ctrl+C instead seems to me very odd and ...
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Given that Stack Exchange no longer adds its referral code to rewritten Amazon links, can we get rid of the link rewriter?

Update (April 2020): The link rewriting domain rads.stackoverflow.com is down, so all Amazon links in all posts network-wide are broken. Rather than try and fix the issues with it, the easiest and ...
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Do comments that promote a user's post fall under spam?

Our current definition of spam focuses mainly on someone trying to sell you an off-site product. What makes something spam and when should I flag it? A post should be marked as spam only if it ...
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Relative URL links break when a question is migrated

Recently, I posted a comment on a question, which contained a relative link to another question on this site (i.e. a link of the form [link](/questions/3122/formatting-sandbox)). The question was ...
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Beautify Wikipedia links

There is some support on SE for rewriting links to a question with the question title; for instance, if I add a bare link of the form https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/49433/replace-trilogy-raw-...
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Android app crashes when clicking a link in Preview mode

While using android mobile application found a bug in it, also had an email redirecting me here to post question and drive solution finding process Here goes some information about this issue: Env : ...
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Documentation for Stack Exchange engine URLs?

I have found mentions of various Stack Exchange engine URLs (/question/NNNN, /question/NNNN/question-title-spelled-out, /answer/NNNN, /user/NNNN, /q/NNNN, /a/NNNN, /u/NNNN, etc.) scattered around in ...
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Can the title of the question not be a link when viewing a single question (and its answers)?

The title pretty much says it. Question's title while viewing a single question and its answers currently is a link that leads to the same page and usually browsers make it really hard to select (and ...
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Add “Hot Questions” link in stackexchange.com navigation tabs

I reached All Sites list on stackexchange.com and wanted to move to the Hot Questions page. I looked around for Hot Questions link and didn't find any. The one and only way to see the Hot Network ...
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Can we get a current user link for flairs?

My profile has a link to the flair page on it, so others can use them. However, it is a link to the flair page for me, because the /current trick (which replaces "current" with the logged-in user's ID)...
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Add link styling to the latest activity link in the question stats

With the new design of putting the question stats under the post title, it's not obvious at all the latest activity time is a clickable link. The current style blends in with the non-link labels on ...
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Automatically have links archived in the Wayback Machine

In a recent (now deleted) question, I proposed having a little reminder of some sort to archive links that are put in questions and answers, as they can die and much of the time there is no archive of ...
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Is there an easy way to post nice hyperlinks to questions?

Often I want to link to an existing question on the SE network in a comment or even a question/answer. One way to do this is by using the Share button. The link will be given in the form https://...

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