Questions tagged [hyperlinks]

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

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Question URL auto-parsing stopped working? [duplicate]

In When is Attack On Titan set? I link to When and where does Attack on Titan take place? This would normally auto-parse to the Question title, but it is not. Unlike here, where both the M&TV.se ...
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Hyperlink button adds unwanted / unneeded backslashes to escape brackets

I have the following code snippet: List<T[]>, which is an ordinary Java type using array syntax. Now, I want to put a link on that snippet, so I'm using the hyperlink button (), or Ctrl+L from ...
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Does linking to a lot of questions count as reputation-farming?

The "Linked" section of the sidebar lists other questions that the current question links to, and it also shows other questions that link to it (in the comments or the answers). Consequently, linking ...
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How to link a specific part of a particular page? [closed]

Like these words 'the human eye has less dynamic range' in the 2nd footnote of this 1st answer to this question are linked to that Wikipedia's 'Dynamic Range' part of the 'Human Eye' page, how to link ...
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Can I use links in comments? [duplicate]

I tried and failed here. Please tell me, what am I doing wrong?
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Could links in edit summary be clickable?

Would it be possible that if a user views revision history and timeline, if edit summaries contains a link, then this could be opened by clicking on it, rather than having to copy and paste the link? ...
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Get notified when own post is linked to [duplicate]

My question is not a duplicate of Notify when my question has been linked from another question. The latter talks only about linked questions; my request is about both questions and answers. I would ...
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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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Automatically detect the title of question from link in chat

We know the SE has a useful feature of automatically showing the title of question when a link of question is written in the body of question. For example: https://meta.stackexchange.com/q/288002 ...
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In chat, links surrounded in square brackets are rendered incorrectly

In chat, when you surround a link in square brackets ([ ]), the left square bracket gets rendered as part of the link, while the right bracket does not: [[Test](http://google.com/)] produces this: ...
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Start a bounty link color

Why "start a bounty" link color looks like simple text, not as a link? Also color for "start a bounty" link is not changed after mouse over, like for another links, e.g. action links block below ...
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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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Can we stop counting link text in comment word-counts?

I have recently posted a comment which linked to a Google Ngrams search of some word uses. [Ngrams](https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=caught+flu%2Ccaught+the+flu%2Ccaught+measles%2Ccaught+...
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Some DOI links are not properly clickable [duplicate]

Some digital object identifier (DOI) links are not properly clickable. Example: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/(sici)1099-1573(200003)14:2<118::aid-ptr493>3.3.co;2-g
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How do I make this URL ending in a period work in the comments?

With this URL: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IdeaLab/Transform_LaTex_formulas_in_spoken_words_and_make_it_readable_with_text_to_speech_programs. It is broken unless I add a \ to the end in ...
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Don't use the <a> HTML element for things which aren't hyperlinks

Stack Exchange often uses the <a> HTML element where it should use the <button> element. For example, on the profile page I can sort my answers by "votes", "activity" or "newest": ...
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Let new users only post links OR images, but not both (on sites where they can post images)

Some sites in the Stack Exchange network allow images to be posted inline even by newly registered users. (For others, this has been disabled, as spammers and abusers also like to post images, and ...
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Short post links with a trailing slash don't onebox in chat

Post links of the form http://{site}/q/{PostId}/ and http://{site}/a/{PostId}/ do not onebox in chat. I think they should. (Origin of such links: I'm in the habit of deleting UserId from short links, ...
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Archive.org URLs without asterisks not handled properly in comments

I have seen that attempting to navigate to a URL such as http://web.archive.org/http://iwataasks.nintendo.com/interview-club-nintendo.html#/game-and-watch-ball-reward/0/0 posted in a comment will ...
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Bare site links don't lazily turn into nice links on Enterprise

When posting on a Stack Exchange Q&A site, any links to other posts in the network are auto-magically turn into a human-readable links. For example, this… http://meta....
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Open Stack Exchange website links in the iOS app with universal links

It would be nice if the iOS app would support universal links for all Stack Exchange websites so that links are automatically opened in the app.
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Why is the question title/header a link? [duplicate]

So, you opened this question. If you click on the title of it (e.g. the question header), it basically reloads the page. Does this serve any purpose? Every browser has a reload-function (F5), why is ...
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Chat links expose a pretty serious JavaScript exploit

So I learned something rather surprising today and it's pretty scary. I'm actually stunned neither Chrome/Google, nor Mozilla, have plugged it. First, the logistics of how I ran across this I linked ...
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Allow to avoid auto-linking [duplicate]

Sometimes people post local web server or arbitrary non-existent example URLs as reference to their issue. In those cases it should be possible to avoid the auto-linking of them. I know that you can ...
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Non-BMP Unicode character in URL crashes the Markdown editor

While testing this related bug, I noticed that trying to make a link to a URL (technically, an IRI) using raw Markdown link syntax crashed the Markdown editor hard, permanently disabling Markdown ...
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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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Plain text version of emails does not contain any links

I just signed up, a day or two ago, and I've received a notification that there's something in my inbox. Unfortunately, my email client isn't able to show me a link to my Inbox, or the message, ...
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Give profile location data a hyperlink to open a map

On the right-hand side of the "Profile" tab of the user profile page is the user's location data (if any), with a "map pin" icon. But it is not an active hyperlink. Can we make the location data a ...
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Using my StackExchange account name and profile link in an MIT licence, as <copyright holder>

I don't want to use my real name in some software I have developed and distributed, therefore I want to use "Fermi Paradox" along with a link to my SE account. E.g. in an MIT licence: The MIT ...
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“has not asked” and “has not answered” links to /questions instead of /help

When a user has no questions or no answers, the Answers and Questions sections will show something like this: This user has not asked any questions Note the "asked" links to /questions instead of /...
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URLs in hover text break links [duplicate]

A piece of markdown like this: I was trying to do something with [this website][1], but it didn't work. How do I fix it? [1]: //example.com "Home - http://example.com, this website's tagline." ...
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Do spammers actually increase their Google “page-rank” from posting links on SE?

I've spent some time in the review queue lately, and I've noticed that quite a few bots/spammers try and sneakily hide links in answers/questions. Presumably they do this to boost the Google score of ...
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Link length format in comments?

I posted a link to the PHP manual here, https://stackoverflow.com/questions/38980871/fetch-mysql-record-using-php, but it got cut off at http://php.net/manua. Did the length of links get restricted? ...
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What's the preferred format when linking posts within the same network?

For links internal to the network where I am posting, I usually just paste the URL as it will be automatically replaced with the title of the linked post. However, I recently had one such instance ...
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Domain names followed by full stops create invalid IDN domain names

A comment of mine contains the text See also: http://languagelearning.stackexchange.com‌​. However, this appears as See also: languagelearning.stackexchange.com‌​;. (where did that semi-colon come ...
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Inconsistent auto-linking in transcript

I was looking through a chat transcript when I came upon a link that was not auto-hyperlinked. I did some more digging in the Sandbox and it appears that only in message one boxes, links are not auto-...
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Idea for dealing with link only answers [closed]

I particularly think that link-only answers are a plague for several reasons. First before the links can break. I see that administrators generally delete them. But on the other hand, links can be ...
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URL within angled brackets is disappearing from post

I was trying to use angled brackets to create a link inside my post, but it is disappearing from the post when rendered. For example, the following: This is Sparta! <example.org> produces: ...
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How to get an longer link to answers? [duplicate]

While it's possible to get links to questions and comments that include the title of the question in the link, I haven't seen a way to do this for answers. Question link: https://meta.stackexchange....
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The URL Pattern differences in Stack Exchange sites

I see that the URL patterns on Stack Overflow and other websites do not follow the same suite. Go to SE website, click Questions > any Tag> click on Unanswered On Stack Overflow, ...
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Extra Share option to refer to other's answer within the same question

When answering  (or sometimes commenting) I often want to refer to other's answer within the same question  ( like discussed in How to refer to a different answer or comment when answering a question)....
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Accept magic links wherever a URL is accepted

Currently, one can make short links to some common SE-related locations with the magic-links syntax: [magic-keyword] Essentially, it fills the same niche as Interwiki in MediaWiki. But, the feature ...
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Allow and/or automatically construct relative and anchor links

(scroll to the last section for the proposed change summary) Rationale: When linking to the same site, there's no real need to insert the site's name The unnecessary part takes up (limited) message ...
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Can we try not to autolink URLs to reserved internal pages?

When people asking questions about web applications, they can describe the result of their actions as e.g. I load http://127.0.0.1/ in my browser. I click the button. I expect to be sent to http://...
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Why aren't protocol relative links recognized as linked questions?

Yesterday someone edited my question and converted all of my un-encrypted http:// links to protocol relative //. At first I was like "Sweet catch!" because I'm always getting on to our webmaster for ...
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Different way of representing the linked images in Meta sites

I just recently noticed that all the images in Meta Sites, (other than this) have a crazy grey colour theme, which is fine, and for links we use a border-bottom: dashed, which is also okay for links. ...
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Distinguish between in-app permalinks and external links on StackExchange mobile app

I love the StackExchange mobile app - its low data usage, intuitive navigation and easy access to the most used features means it's often much better than the mobile site. When touching a permalink ...
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Please disable links in close dialog [duplicate]

When I'm on mobile and I vote to close a question, my pudgy fingers often click the links instead of selecting the close reason. Can we disable these links, please?
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What is the best practice template for textifying a link not in the middle of a sentence?

I often find myself replacing plain text links in the middle of articles to make them more readable. For example some markdown might have an answer about bespin and added a link at the end or in the ...
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Hand cursor is missing for “full site” link in mobile web footer [duplicate]

The hand cursor is missing for the full site link in the footer of mobile-web view. For other links the hand cursor is showing properly. Recorded the same as gif: While inspect the element I ...