Special formatting characters should be ignored in URLs. Here’s what happens when I paste the below link:
It removes the double underscores, marks “init” in bold, and breaks the link:
- Use markdown in the editor to construct your link, e.g. if your link contains a set of characters that care interpreted as Markdown formatting, then constructing your link as follows will workaround that issue:
- If you want to use the URL as the link text, you will also need to escape the formatting characters
(Note only the first characters need to be escaped.)
- Alternatively, you can escape the characters in your URL and it will then automatically generate the correctly formatted URL, e.g.
- Put angle brackets around your link, this will make it a URI autolink.