When a hyperlink contains a
( character that is matched at the end of the URL by a
) character, AskUbuntu should recognize that the final
) character is part of the URL. However, currently that is not the case, for example:
I noticed this bug when revising a post (see the original revision here).
Of course, it's important that a fix for this bug not be overzealous in recognizing trailing
) characters as part of URL's. An unmatched
) at the end of a URL (i.e., one that does not have a corresponding
( character earlier in the URL) should not be taken as part of the URL. URL's are frequently present at the end of parentheses-enclosed text, and it would be bad to break that currently-working functionality. For example, this behavior should not be changed:
Wikipedia has an article on URL's (at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uniform_Resource_Locator).