Questions tagged [hyperlinks]

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

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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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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 ...
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Open modal links in reviews (close votes, suggested edits, etc.) in a new tab

I don't know UI principles, so just correct me if my argument is unfounded. I would like links in modals (e.g. reviews) to open in a new tab. For example, To me, the modal represents a transient ...
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Why does the question title link to itself on the answer page?

It is possible to click on this question title above ↑, which would cause the page to refresh. I'm wondering why the question title is a link to itself and the same page? Why isn't it just written ...
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Discourage URL shorteners in comments: don't add link's href size to the total comment size

If a comment has [short title](http://lo-o-ong.example.com/url) link, then http://lo-o-ong.example.com/url is counted towards the total comment length limit. The answer to the same issue (to ignore ...
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Non-clickable message shows the clickable cursor [duplicate]

Hovering over "comments disabled on deleted/locked posts/reviews" should not show the hand cursor, since it is not clickable (clicking does nothing). One example is right under this question, which ...
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“answered X hours ago by Y” link should go to Y's answer rather than to the top of the question

Each site's home presents a list of recently active questions. For those items that are marked "answered X hours ago by Y", the link goes to the top of the question. When I click on the link, ...
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Formatting of link works in post editor, but not in post itself

I recently answered a question on Stack Overflow where I included a link to a Wolfram Alpha computation. In the editor, I write the link as: [wolfram alpha](https://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=sum+...
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File Sharing Links, are they allowed, or should they be avoided? [duplicate]

See: Please add a system to allow file uploads attached to questions and answers Question has largely already been answered (in above link); I have found further discussion helpful, as clarification ...
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Relative links in comments are broken on the network profile

When reviewing a Low Quality Post as Recommend Deletion and leaving an automatic comment, a From Review link appears to the review item. These comments are like any comments visible in the Activity ...
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Problem clicking on title of question to link

Consider the title of this question -- it's very long, multiple lines regardless of the size of the browser window.. If I wish to connect to the question, if the cursor is positioned between the ...
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Blacklist globally: https://lmddgtfy.net/*

Please blacklist lmddgtfy.net. It should be blacklisted as the same reasons for Let Me Google That For YOu links. It's shown up in comments on Ask Ubuntu lately, and should be blacklisted like ...
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Curly brackets in URLs

Posting a bug report on Stack Apps, I tried to link to its API docs: http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.0/help/method?method=posts/{id}/comments It was unsuccessful, and making the link explicit with [...
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Link to Tag broken when “+” is embedded in tag

A new tag was added for asp.net+vb.net in StackOverflow. If you click on the link/tag, you don't actually see the correct results. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/asp.net%2bvb.net
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Stack Overflow URL Format

The URL format of Stack Overflow is of the form .../id/question-title If I add some more text at the end of the url like .../id/question-title-pink-unicorn and hit enter, the page is refreshed and ...
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Question title isn’t obtained from the http link

In the post preview both the http and https links are looked same: At the same time the normal view contains a raw link instead of the question title for http version: Both links are ...
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Make text about earned privilege clickable in user profile

When getting a new badge, the earned badge button is clickable and opens the badge page: However, when gaining new privilege, the privilege isn't clickable. Would be nice to make the privilege ...
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“Edit Approved” links are showing as plain text

I was approving an edit on DIY when i noticed that the "edit approved" link was not rendering properly on any page I could find Example It looks like the node is somehow set to text. FF 64.0.2 (and ...
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Broken link to approved edit [duplicate]

For example, https://stackoverflow.com/posts/3607018/revisions Link shown as plain text.
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Current user flag summary link

Currently we can link to the current user's page (i.e. when a user clicks the link it'll link to their own page) by using http://SE-site.com/users/current which is great! We can also link to specific ...
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Add a link to the relevant Meta post in the flag ban notice

Currently, the flag ban notice in the flag summary page looks like that: You are currently banned from flagging - view flags declined in the last 7 days There's no link to the Help Center or a ...
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Does the user feed actually link to comments?

On the activity tab of a user you can see user feed. This feed seems to include also comments - however, those links are in a strange format. I can just say that when I try them, they do not link to ...
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Some links from the new help page refer to the SO instead of the current site

I noticed that some links from the new page in the help center refer to the SO instead of the current site. In particular: Yet another new page contains an SO link too:
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What's the reason to make link in the spam post bold?

In the deleted as spam post the link to the revision history is bold styled: You can check this one for an instance. Is there a background to make such a link bold or merely an oversight? BTW, ...
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Why are per-site metas under the meta.stackexchange domain instead of their main site's domain?

Let's take for example the Blender SE site. The UI makes it clear that a Meta is an accessory to the main site: (also the word "main" makes a point on its own). The "what is meta" page says: Meta ...
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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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Wrong link from the ignored tag message on the end of the questions list

If you have any ignored tag you will see the link “Ignored Tags preferences” in the end of questions list, e.g. on the week tab: This link currently refers to the general preferences page: ...
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Underline appearing for hyperlinks

All the hyperlinks in the Post and Comments in the site are displaying with an underline. Sample link. Previously the hyperlinks are displaying without an underline. While edit the post, in the "...
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Highlight links in code sections in meta [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Make links in monospaced format look more like links. If you go to https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/25837/retag-request-source-control it's impossible to know that ...
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Open “similar questions” links in a new tab [duplicate]

When I ask a question, a sidebar appears on the right suggesting me questions similar to mine. Often, halfway through writing a question, an interesting suggestion pops up and I want to quickly check ...
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NET::ERR_CERT_COMMON_NAME_INVALID when following a link to a Meta site?

I followed a link in a comment to a Meta site (specifically, from the comment here, and instead of getting the Academia Meta site, I got the Chrome warning page: For what it's worth, someone else ...
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Code of Conduct links to text of dubious quality and relevance

At the bottom of the Code of Conduct: This text incorporates ideas and language from the Coral Project, Buffer, and Tech Solidarity codes of conduct. First of all, have some imaginary points for ...
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“Improperly formatted code” when adding an additional image in an edit

I made a question on Stack Overflow and then tried to edit it so that what I entered in the entry box was the exact text shown below in the code block. The system would not let me post it, throwing ...
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Should new users be able to post pictures and more links?

I've gone through several questions (just saw this one) where new users place links to pictures in their questions, and if there are more than two links, they post the additional ones as a comment. ...
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Knowing Your Limits: What is the maximum length of a question title, post, image and links used?

There's one question in SO I'm planning to answer with a really long answer. While I'm still baking my post, these questions dawned to me: What is the maximum character length of a post? How many ...
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Text after a URL disappears in the preview, but not in the submitted question/answer

I was typing an answer and some text just randomly disappeared in the preview. I've crafted a (hopefully MCVE) example where text in between doesn't render. As @amimuson mentions, the bug seems to be ...
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“Top of page” link

As long as I am always annoyed by links sending to the top of the current page on most web sites, SO is one that could really use one. I mean, after reading all questions on e.g. "interesting" tab, ...
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Why relevance points are added to the querystring of search results?

I just noticed that search results now contain a new querystring parameter named "s" with value in the format of s=[a]|[B] where "a" is the search result index and "b" the relevance points, i.e. how ...
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Possible lost data from Stack Overflow answer

Regarding How to install SQL Server 2008 Express with Inno Setup?, I just had a comment posted saying it was incomplete. And it was. Thing is, I'm pretty sure it was complete when I posted it, and ...
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Preferred link reference format in questions and answers?

Which is the preferred way to format references in question and answer texts?I have now seen 3 variations: [visible text](url) [visible text][n] with n being a number and then at the bottom the ...
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What is the preferred link format in questions and answers?

I recently answered a question and in my answer I linked to an external site. I left the link as is because I think it's fairly descriptive, for example: http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/...
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Is it ok to answer a contest post with a list of links to others' content?

I am not sure if my potential post passes muster. I have a fun answer to Time for some more swag! I would like to post the Top 10 Songs of All Time list. This is a top 10 list, so the songs ...
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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 "VS.85" ...
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The Stack Exchange app on iOS not always allowed to open a link in Safari

I opened the answer https://stackoverflow.com/a/47591692/52277 in the iOS Stack Exchange app version 1.6.6.2. The link in comment stackoverflow.com/questions/46019988/… ServiceCollection returns ...