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Alright, wikipedia allows apostrophes in their links and when I tried to add one of said links to a comment, the url gets cut off at the apostrophe. This also occurs in Questions (I would assume answers as well), you can see and example of it in this post.

see: https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/1466/suggestions-for-a-real-time-strategic-space-fleet-game 2nd comment by "Revoked" (me) I was linking to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ender's_Game

I know from experience apostrophes are fairly uncommon in links, but being that this is from wikipedia might make it worth considering.

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See https://gaming.stackexchange.com/editing-help

In this case you want to use the [link](http://example.com) style

all the ways to link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ender's_Game  
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ender's_Game>  
[Ender's Game](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ender's_Game)  
[Ender's Game][1]  
<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ender's_Game">Ender's Game</a>  

[1]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ender's_Game

all the ways to link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ender's_Game

Ender's Game
Ender's Game
Ender's Game

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Encode your apostrophe as %27, then it should work.

For the record, the team has also turned down support for parentheses (which is fairly common in MSDN articles on SO), so the fact that Wikipedia has apostrophes isn't significant enough to warrant more consideration.

  • Or use old HTML A tags. – Eight Days of Malaise Jul 12 '10 at 23:44
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    Well yeah sure of course encoding works. But this is my point: if you consider the tools given to the user, who (other than webdevs) is going to know they need to go find the encoded character for an apostrophe or a parentheses? Maybe this is a dead horse but, I understand not wanting to support the output, but how about you support the input?? – Jon Mabe Jul 12 '10 at 23:58
  • They should be making the links with actual text rather than just copying the link itself. The WYSIWYG editor supports it just fine. – user56 Jul 13 '10 at 0:09
  • The editor doesn't let you include links with text when making comments though for some reason. At least in my previous attempts, it's not worked. :/ – FAE Jul 13 '10 at 8:33
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  • @Grace - Thanks for the tip! I'm a new user to the SO sites overall, so I'm still unsure of the syntax for some stuff. – FAE Jul 13 '10 at 18:09
  • @Juan Duly noted, shall look into when I head home tonight. – Grace Note Jul 15 '10 at 19:01

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