Questions tagged [hyperlinks]

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

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Automatically have links archived in the Wayback Machine

In a recent 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 them. ...
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Can we have some sort of reminder to archive links in questions and answers?

Some of time that I see old questions and answers with links that are broken and have no Internet Archive or archive.is copy. This can be annoying, as links can be really important to answers. What ...
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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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Can we get short versions of URLs in question title links?

The title on all question pages has a link to the question. These are normal links (of the form /questions/{questionID}/{title}), with the question's full title in the link. They would be a lot more ...
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Mobile site shouldn’t change link color of visited links when viewing questions

On the mobile site, if I open a link to a question, the page is marked as visited and is set to change color. When unvisited: When visited: This is great on the homepage and other pages, but on ...
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One Boxing Not Occurring in Chat

I just posted a link to a question in a StackExchange chatroom, and the abbreviated text ( superuser.com/questions/... ) was distinctly unhelpful. And actually, that's exactly what I posted: ( How ...
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Don't replace + with %20 in URLs inserted via Insert Hyperlink

If you use "Insert hyperlink" (Ctrl+L or the link toolbar button), it modifies the URL you provide by replacing + with %20 if there's a query part, including in the fragment identifier. This breaks ...
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Greasemonkey: highlight your username in red wherever it appears (find your own posts more easily) [closed]

Install it on userscripts here The posts of the person who asked the question are highlighted in blue, so why can't our own posts be highlighted? It makes finding my stuff much easier. Highlights ...
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Are there any URL shorteners for Stack Overflow and/or Stack Exchange in general?

Site-specific URL shorteners would be so handy, especially when I'm writing tweets: Instead of: Wiki software for documenting APIs Or: http://bit.ly/e2oLNN I could post: stackoverfl.ow/...
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Trackbacks from SE to the arXiv.org?

Is it possible to implement trackbacks from SE sites to the arXiv.org? Example: Here is a list of trackbacks to the arXiv preprint arXiv:0905.2658 from various blogs. My feature-request is that if a ...
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“Linked” posts with no titles

When linking to an SO answer, I sometimes leave out the question ID if I'm trying to conserve space in a comment (i.e. http://stackoverflow.com/q/answer-id instead of http://stackoverflow.com/q/...
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Search on all sites: tag links lead to the 404 link not found page [duplicate]

Searching on all sites, e.g., https://stackexchange.com/search?q=dokuwiki, gives me a list of questions with tag links. Clicking one of the tag links, e.g., https://stackexchange.com/questions/...
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Editor improvements for images and links

We are launching some editor improvements today. These improvements are required as a part of our responsive design efforts, but we think they are generally useful in any case. So we are making them ...
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Can you make the “share” box actually wide enough to fit URLs?

This is a daily occurrence as I use StackExchange. Hit "Share..." Get the popup box, then struggle to select the entire URL. While there may be iOS issues here, the point is the share textbox is ...
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Title changes in HNQs make browsers mark them as 'unvisited'

In the below example it shows one link as visited another as unvisited. However I have previously read both posts. Can the URL be changed either to short form, or to not include the title.
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HNQ links sometimes hard to see [duplicate]

The Hot Network Questions tab exists on many sites. It is (almost) always dark-ish text on a white background. Usually, links that I've clicked on before change color, which helps me keep track of ...
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Should the cross-site link title conversion limit be increased on this site?

I noticed this answer which has seven links to posts on different per-site metas. When typing up the post in the preview, the post renders just fine, and all the links render correctly as titles: ...
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Either fix edit preview display to render bare links to more than five sites just like the post renderer, or convert all links

This is probably easier to show than tell... On the recent question Is asking for user stories off-topic on meta sites?, I see the following: As you can see, the first five links render properly, ...
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No last activity link when the only answers are deleted

On questions that have answers, links that say "modified x mins ago" point to https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/####/slug/?lastactivity On questions where there are no (undeleted) answers, ...
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Should invalid links be edited for better SEO?

I've recently come across a few questions on Stack Overflow that contain invalid links as examples relating to the question: http://domain-name.com/something http://website.com/something ...
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Links to IPv6 addresses work as expected in answers, but cannot be used in comments

Sandbox example: https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/328811/192262 I can type http://[::1] in a question or answer, and it'll automatically turn into a link. I can also use markdown to format it as link,...
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Home Improvement link getting 'wrapped' on StackExchange footers [closed]

The link to the 'home improvement' site in footer of ALL StackExchange sites is getting line wrapped after 'home' so it looks like a 'home' link instead of a 'home improvement' link. Add some no-wrap ...
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Formatting problems with double quotes in URLs, mostly affecting the preview

One site I link to (Google) uses URLs with unencoded double quotes (") in them; I usually truncate the URL until it ends in a double quote so it's not as long. This creates problems either way in the ...
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Why the links with “leagues/{site-name}” do not work for all sites?

Typically when you go to reputation league, the url looks something like https://stackexchange.com/leagues/{id}/{site} or https://stackexchange.com/leagues/week/{id}/{site}, etc. The link contains ...
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Can someone please fix the link in the 'access to moderator tools' privilege page?

I was discussing deletion privileges with someone when I noticed that help/privileges/moderator-tools includes an unformatted link: Can the page be updated so the link reads as the actual title of ...
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Adding a link with a space in front causes the link to not work

When you paste a link into the "Insert Hyperlink" box, it adds it automatically as a citation link: [Example 1][1] [1]: http://example.com But when you paste a link starting with a space , it ...
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Pasting hyperlink as text with leading space leads needlessly to broken links [duplicate]

When inserting a link via the SE editor it happens a lot that a broken link is generated. This seems to happen because a link is selected as text and pasted into the box. The result is a generated ...
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Single location for SO/SF/SU user info

With the addition of Server Fault and the future addition of Super User, I can imagine it gets relatively hard to keep track of all that is going on without having three windows open at the same time ...
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Automatically add id attributes to headers to enable link targeting

Wikipedia has some cool functionality as part of its header text syntax. It makes a slug out of the text, and automatically adds that slug to the id attribute of the header tag. Example: http://en....
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Clicking “cancel” on link insertion dialog submits the post

In an unfinished and not-ready-for-publication post, I tried to insert a link from the toolbar of the SE-internal editor. Unsatisfied with the result, I wanted to just cancel the dialog. That was "...
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Is the site 'i.stack.infuriating.com' affiliated with Stack Exchange?

The (now deleted) questing in Biology SE Why female mosquito not considered as a parasites? appears to contain an embedded image but it is not displaying for me. The URL is shown below, it looks ...
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Clicking on answer item from the achivements dialog doesn't close the dialog

Achivements dialog can contains items linked to the answers (e.g. when your answers got votes or you accept an answer for your question). In that case if you already had opened a page via that link, ...
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Adding links to Comments

While giving comments many times I wanted to add links to my comment. But instead of using some short hand like Read "this" (this is a link in this case) I had to write Read "http:\\www.somelink.com". ...
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Is there a way to link users to their profile page? [duplicate]

Say I'm writing a post on meta, and I want to direct the reader to a specific section of their profile page. One thing one can do is to just link to the profile page of the OP who asked the question, ...
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Are answers that just contain links elsewhere really “good answers”?

I have often wondered at the practice on Stack Overflow, Server Fault, and the other sites where someone will ask a question and an answer will come in that says Look here: http://link ...
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Why doesn't Stack Exchange open links in a new tab? [duplicate]

It's simple to add an attribute to a hyperlink as target="_blank" - but Stack Exchange prefers to open the website in the same tab. Every time as a user, I need to take care to open in a new tab, so ...
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Make links posted by users open in a new window

Most of the time when I follow a user's link, I just want to see their site, look it over, then return to answer their question (not leave SO completely and not come back). Could we make the links ...
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Improved default linking to other questions

When linking to other StackOverflow questions -- be it in a comment, question, or answer -- it would be nice to have better default rendering. Right now, just pasting in the URL results in this: ...
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Link formatting broken when it renders correctly in preview

I went back to an older answer of mine and I realized that the link formatting was broken (as you can see in this revision): But the preview (see—but don't save—here) showed that everything looked OK:...
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Is there a preferred method/format for replacing broken links with links to archived copies?

Is there a preferred method/format for replacing broken links with links to archived copies. I was viewing this question: Get id of div from its class name and found this answer: https://...
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When linking to GitHub, what's the policy on permalinks (specific commit) vs up-to-date info (master)?

E.g. see suggested-edits/22923009 which changes https://github.com/…/33d6380103576782901c208e68488cc0b5af433b/… to https://github.com/…/master/…. I intentionally put a GitHub permalink in the ...
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URLs for deleted questions get SEO'd automatically - is this a security issue? [duplicate]

When a user visits the link of a deleted questions, he can still see the title in the address bar. For example, when I go to https://stackoverflow.com/q/1, which is a deleted question, it redirects ...
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Add alias URL for posts timeline

I know that to view timeline of the post I need to manually change an URL in the browser, e.g. How many sites are there on Stack Exchange? has an URL: https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/289233/...
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Links in E-Mails look like phishing

Stackexchange started to use URLs in E-Mails, that look like phishing and have nothing to do with the real stackexchange domains. Example: <a href="http://sg-links.stackoverflow.email/wf/...
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How to prevent stackoverflow traffic from appearing in Google Analytics?

Hi, When developing sites I sometimes post links to sites I have problems with. I don't want this information to appear in google analytics, is there a way I can prevent the question from appearing ...
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new mailing list links too long

This past week, Stack Exchange changed the method of linking from its "weekly highlights" email, and the new url encoding scheme is onerous for command line use (at least for me). I subscribe to ...
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Is dropping the final period in a bare url done by-design?

I have no idea if this is a potentially exploitable security issue or just a nit pick. In this comment: yep! ;-) btw that's A._B._and_C. If you just past the link without the brackets, the SE url ...
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Convert to edit feature messes up link numbers

I recently converted a post into an edit to the question (where it belonged). Both the post and the question had at least one link [1]: http.... The system did not reassign he number scheme, so the ...
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Emoji in URL breaks “insert hyperlink” tool in editor

I just happened to notice that entering a URL that contains emoji or other non-BMP Unicode characters into the "Insert Hyperlink" dialog in the SE Markdown editor will fail with an uncaught URIError. ...
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Period in Tag/URL breaks page [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tags with usability problems - app.config and web.config Example: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/web.config I am sorry if this has been found before, I didn't see ...