Questions tagged [hyperlinks]

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

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Clicking on tags with wildcards gives you a blank page

Related Question: Searching for a tag containing * breaks I have tags in my "Interesting Tags" with wildcards, like html*, php* and so on. If I click on it it goes to http://stackoverflow.com/...
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Link restrictions for new users — can we exclude 'localhost'?

In a recent question I was answering, I had used localhost and your.domain.tld as examples for a user with regards to RWW and OWA. However, I had to obfuscate the URL (think I put brackets around the ...
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User Profile & Logout links inaccessible from the 'badge' statistics page

This may be a nitpick, but as this site seems to be about improvements to SO, I thought I'd mention it anyway ;0) Ive noticed that when I select a badge I received to observe it's meaning, the links ...
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Prefilling tags when linking from an external site [duplicate]

I can see/predict some developer-oriented sites starting to use StackOverflow as their forum, instead of maintaining their own forum. I think it would be beneficial to both parties. They can ...
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Why does the markdown editor not display my link properly and why do I need to insert my own linebreaks?

I am having some problems with the markdown editor. Could someone explain me why this link doesn't work? This should be a link: 0.25 €/kwh * 650W * 1 month It should be linking to: http://www00....
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Is it possibile to have link to stackoverflow, serverfault, etc. also in the header?

I know that we have them on bottom, but it would be useful for me to have also on top, so that I don't need scroll down to switch between one site and another.
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Direct Link to a Comment

The increase in the character limit of comments has led them to become as important as the questions and answers that spawn them. On several occasions (especially on meta) I've found reason to want to ...
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links to answers cause page reload

The "link" link in the answers are not relative anchor links ('#') but send the user to a completely new URL. In a question with URL... http://site.example.com/questions/1276/title Answers are ...
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URLs in comments bugs

When commenting, and you write a URL in backticks, the http://www. part is cut off, and it is converted to a link. Converting it to a link might not be so bad, but cutting it off can change the ...
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What to do when you find a bad link in an answer?

If a link has gone stale in an answer, what is the correct way to report this in the SO universe? e.g. Jon's first link in Bad Link Answer I have added a comment but not found the correct link yet.
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Markdown renderer doesn't accept é or ö in links

e.g.: Source [This link will merge with the text and the 2nd link][1] non-link text [this link causes the previous link to merge with it.][2] [1]: http://example.com/ [2]: http://example.com/...
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Add link to most recent activity of a question

Currently in the front page, if a question is modified, answered, commented etc. the last user to affect the question appears: Which is great. The problem is when I want to know what that user ...
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Greedy hyperlink texts

Consider the following answer of mine: Symbian Series 40/60 [Nokia Series 40](http://www.forum.nokia.com/Technology_Topics/Device_Platforms/Series_40/) is based on Nokia's proprietary operating ...
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Can an unescaped underscore (_) be included in a link?

I was trying to follow the link to GitHub in this question: What are some interesting features of the EveryBlock.com source code? but it contained a percent-escaped underscore, though the source ...
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Affiliate links (Amazon and others)

I've just read this question (now deleted). What is the policy on putting affiliate tags into Amazon links on Stack Overflow? What about other affiliate links?
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Please improve the auto-linking to allow square and round brackets

For example, this won't work with the linking feature: http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/docs/api/java/util/Arrays.html#binarySearch(int[], int) If I try and [link it][1] this is the result. [1]: ...
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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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What's the recommended syntax for an image with a link?

What's the recommended syntax for an image with a hyperlink? I tried doing it with the markdown toolbar buttons and the image and link buttons conflict with each other, so I had to resort to HTML. ...
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Please add a title and link when inserting a Hyperlink to other StackOverflow posts

Currently it works this way: You select a text to link, click the hyperlink button and paste the url. When you hit OK the text you selected is now linked. There is even a title feature in the current ...
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Make it easier to link to documentation for common technologies

(This is related to "Advanced Syntax Ideas" but not quite the same.) I don't know how many links I add to docs in one day of posting, but it's a lot. I've made this somewhat easier with "smart ...
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Should there be a way to link questions?

Currently, we can edit a question to put in a link to related items, we can add a comment and we can suggest a duplicate when voting to close, however, I think it would be beneficial if there were a ...
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Linking to an answer in an answer for a dupe

If a question is a duplicate, it's going to be closed. What should be done with answers to it that just link to another answer by the same person? This seems redundant. I wanna ask you how you behave ...
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Should all links to meta.* be “nofollow”

Does the community want meta.* to be listed on Google and other search engines? Surely it would be confusing to noobs - they would find this site that kind of talks about programming, but not really....
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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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How can I link to a specific answer?

Is there a permalink I can use for answers/comments?
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Should posts be self-contained?

Should posts be self-contained; that is, should questions and answers avoid linking to outside material? For example, I recently edited to inline code the author had put in a paste bin. Was that ...
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Entering complex URLs in Markdown syntax?

Is the problem me, or Stack Overflow? If I post a comment or question with this named link, some text, and then an inline link the preview will show correctly but the actual result is strange. All ...
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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" ...