Questions tagged [hyperlinks]

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

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Improving error message when blocking posts due to URL shorteners

Using TinyURL URLs in posts is banned on SE. The error message is: Body cannot contain "https://tinyurl.com/xai" Please avoid using URL shorteners; they can break without leaving any useful ...
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How can I add a clickable magnet link to a post? [duplicate]

How can I add a clickable magnet link to a post? I unsuccessfully tried: [data](magnet:?xt=urn:btih:5f96d43576e3d386c9ba65b883210a393b68210e&tr=https%3A%2F%2Facademictorrents.com%2Fannounce.php&...
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Which links and sites are handled specially (oneboxed) in chat? How do these oneboxes work?

There is a special linking to some sites in chat, also known as "onebox". What is the full list of supported and integrated sites? Are oneboxes updated if the resource behind them is ...
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Make question status a hyperlink to its explanation [closed]

I just saw a question marked with a status with which I am unfamiliar, [on hold]. With a little searching, I discovered what it is all about. However, it would be convenient if its status were a ...
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Add a way to link to the /tags page with a tag search prefilled

I'd like to link to https://ai.stackexchange.com/tags with tag search = "gpt" prefilled: Can that be realized?
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Replace links with the current question title in comments

In questions, links get converted into question titles (see Replace trilogy raw links with the current question title?) Can the same functionality be added to comments?
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Is there a reason not to enable replacing internal SE URL text on comments with the page linked to? [duplicate]

On Super User, I looked for a Linux proportional font terminal, and found OS X or X11 terminal emulator supporting proportional fonts, in which the accepted answer suggested a Mac port of Emacs, but ...
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Replace raw links with the current question title in bounty notice

I just started a bounty on the question with the notice that contains a raw link to the MSE question and the link remains raw. It would be well to replace raw links with the question title, like it ...
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Wrong Area 51 meta site URL linked in blog post

In the recent blog post Celebrating the Stack Exchange sites that turned 10 years old, end of the post there is a link for Area 51 meta site. The URL is wrongly mapped and it throws a security error. ...
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Show a short link for Answers too... not just Questions

Currently, when you hover over the link link for a question you see a shortlink. For example for this question, hovering over the link for the question shows you: AJAX inconsistency in IE 8? and ...
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Debugging links that don't display correctly in chat (without making a big mess) [duplicate]

In Politics's Agora chat room I posted this text and the display was unsatisfactory because the links didn't show nicely. I expected something like this (except with text dashes instead of the ...
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Magic columns and site:// do not work for alcohol.meta.stackexchange

The site Beer, Wine & Spirits has the URL https://alcohol.stackexchange.com but in SEDE it uses beer for the main site and beerme for meta. As far as I can tell, the shortcut site:// and the magic ...
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Links should not look the same as plain text

This image shows three users in the comments on German Meta: One of them is deleted and therefore lacks a link to their profile. However, all of the links look like regular text so it's impossible to ...
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Markdown for links in comments sometimes breaks with angle brackets and nested square brackets

The following markdown: [[example].com](https://www.example.com) (<https://www.example.com/abc>) Produces this in a post: [example].com (https://www.example.com/abc) But this in a comment: [[...
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Links to scientific articles in Q/A/C

How can we choose links to scientific articles in questions (Q), answers (A), and comments (C)? On some Stack Exchange sites, e.g., involved in science, it's indispensable to link to scientific ...
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Link to per-site meta in the sidebar/dropdown "Step 1: Draft your question" is not HTTPS and has the old format meta.*.stackexchange.com

Similar to: Link to parent site is not HTTPS in the sidebar/dropdown "Step 1: Draft your question" on any per-site Meta. When asking a question on some SE sites, such as Mathematics the ...
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MathOverflow links on Mathematics Stack Exchange [duplicate]

Sometimes on Mathematics Stack Exchange, I would like to reference a link from MathOverflow. It would be helpful if it got immediately turned into the title without having to type it and then include ...
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Parse question links from other SE sites

In a SE site, if you put the link to a question, the link is parsed into the question's title. For example, https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/246034 produces Is the loading icon copyrighted by ...
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What is the proper way to link to another answer on the same question?

Sometimes I'd like to link to another answer of the same question in my own answer. The simple way to do it is to copy the permalink of the answer and use that. However, that is likely to reload the ...
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How do I link (as an anchor link) to another answer on the same page? [duplicate]

Example: If I want to answer some question, and I want to link to another answer. I can link normally like: as Tsvetomir Tsonev's [answer][1]* [1]: http://stackoverflow.com/a/178450/622813 But ...
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'Start a bounty' link color is just black, looks like a plain text

Why does the "start a bounty" link-text color look like simple text, not like a link? Also, the color for "start a bounty" link doesn't change when moused-over. (As it does do for ...
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Problem with link to text fragment [duplicate]

When I write a link to a text fragment, like this, the link works in the editor preview properly (on the linked page skips to the given text fragment and highlights it), but on the published question, ...
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Prevent Markdown links from escaping the tilde character (~) on Stack Exchange

When Linking to a Text Fragment, :~:text= is used as part of the URL to identify text to highlight: https://meta.stackexchange.com/q/370143/#:~:text=to%20identify%20text%20to%20highlight%3A When ...
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Linking to subheaders of a help center page

Could we add the ability to link to subheaders in a site's help center? Sometimes it would be nice to be able to reference a specific part of a page so one's audience doesn't have to search around. ...
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What shortened URLs are available through s.tk?

It was announced on the Stack Exchange Podcast episode #23 (at 1:05:26) that Stack Exchange has its own URL shortener, http://s.tk/. Users can't create their own, they can only use the ones that are ...
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Per-site inauthentic usage policy links to MSE for referencing standards (as opposed to per-site pages)

I've picked two sites here - Magento and Aviation as examples. Each site, linked from the per-site CoC, has an inauthentic usage policy. At the end of the policy, it has a link to referencing ...
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Links on some pages are displayed as subscripts on Chrome for Android

Links on some pages are displayed as subscripts on Chrome for Android. Example from https://webapps.stackexchange.com/election/6: Environment: Android 12; Pixel 6 Build/SQ1D.220105.007 Chrome 114.0....
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Broken tooltip for question link with non-Latin symbols in comments

If I put a link (from the browser) to a question with non-Latin title in the comment, then I've got not URL decoded text with incorrect right border (in FF): I would like to see correct title ...
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Why is the URL advanced search operator only finding lowercase URLs?

Consider the search url:DarthFubuMVC (even searching globally). It returns posts that have that GitHub username in lowercase (https://github.com/darthfubumvc/htmltags), but not ones like A: fubumvc - ...
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Convert to edit feature should account for duplicate link reference labels

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 the number scheme, so the ...
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The Area 51 lookup link redirects to the wrong site proposal page for sites that have been proposed more than once

Currently if you go to the newly launched beta site for AI.SE you'll see the: To log in, you must have commited to the Area 51 site proposal and received the invitation email. Click the invitation ...
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Shortened URL is not listed in the Linked section

Within a certain site, when I link to any question or answer for a reference, I've been using short URL's like /q/12345 or /a/12345, and these are linking and redirecting correctly. But the linked ...
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Edit scores are not redirecting to the right site [duplicate]

While browsing stackoverflow.com, in my notifications I have a +2 score for an accepted edit on Server Fault: This links to: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/1112994/remote-desktop-connection-...
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Link to edited question in top bar achievements dialog points to the wrong site [duplicate]

I just edited a question on Programming Language Design and Implementation. The edit was approved and I got +2 rep and a notification about it. But clicking the notification in the top bar brought me ...
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Automatic URL parser is wrong (discarding character after URL)

When using the part for https://dba.stackexchange.com/q/330357/272354: in a question, the trailing colon is discarded. IMHO it should be obvious that the colon cannot be part of the URL (link), so it ...
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Achievements dropdown links are pointing to the wrong site

When I'm on the meta site and view my achievements drop down at the head of the page: The links contain relative URLs. <a href="/questions/..."> ... </a> This causes them all to point ...
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URL with multiple ending parentheses produces broken links in markdown preview

I tried to create a link to https://docs.racket-lang.org/reference/Filesystem.html?q=rktl#(idx._(gentag._305._(lib._scribblings%2Freference%2Freference..scrbl))) using Markdown in this way: [example]...
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Link to feedback site in tag filter email does not have the correct formatting

I noticed that the email I received for a tag filter I created on Stack Exchange has the following footer: Questions? Comments? Let us know on our [feedback site](https://meta.stackexchange.com). ...
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Make visited post titles a more distinct color on Meta.SE

When you visit a post (eg. from /questions or from the home page), the link to that post is changed to be a different color to mark that you've visited it. The benefit of this is that it visibly tells ...
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Links to URLs containing parentheses

How do I add a link to a URL containing parentheses () (or "round brackets" by heathens)? For example: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa752574(VS.85).aspx The parentheses around &...
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Why was a straightforward link in a comment misrendered in a notification email?

In How can I do the work of Universal USB Installer from Linux?, I received the following email notification for the first comment, with a linked URL ending three characters too early: The link ...
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URLs in double quotes are not resolved [duplicate]

There seems to be a bug inasmuch that there is a disparity between the auto-resolving of Stack Exchange URLs within double-quotes contained in posts in normal viewing mode and in edit mode. Example (...
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Questions migrated to sites with numbers in their names display bare URL in revision history

Question migrated to a site with a number in its name: A bare URL is displayed in the image. Normal migration: The destination site is displayed as a link with no bare URL.
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Make tabs on the review/suggested-edits page linkable

On a review/suggested-edits page there are 3 tabs: Inline Side-by-side Side-by-side Markdown Please make them linkable, e.g. via URL hash. Depending on the edit, one view might fit better than the ...
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Posting a link to an application that I'm working on

I was just wondering whether posting a link to an application I am currently working on violates any policy. Obviously, users frequently post links to articles, forums and the like, but I'm curious to ...
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Last activity link for question within watched tags has a different color

The 'last activity' link for questions within my watched tags is blue, instead of gray for all other questions: I don't think it's intentional; gray on yellow looks OK as well (but I'm not an ...
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1 answer
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What is the best way to refer to another post?

To refer to another Stack Exchange post (in this case, my own first question), should I just use the question number? copy-paste the URL? other?
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Is there a tag on MSE for the block of links under the post body and above the comments?

Is there a tag that can be used for questions related to the block of links under the post body? (share, edit, close, delete, flag) If there's not, how can we name it?
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Title for the icons in per-site and per-site meta [closed]

When hover the icons of the Meta User and Main User in the profile page on per-site and per-site meta, I see the title as meta site favicon and parent site favicon. These titles are applied only for ...
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How to find and/or change a set of hyperlinks on a site?

One of the sites which people reference on Buddhism.SE is Piya Tan's "Dharmafarers". The URLs of reference material on that site have changed, for example: Old: http://dharmafarer.org/wordpress/wp-...

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