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Jun 2, 2009 02:10 PM

Strange little glitch with close paren ")" and links

This keeps happening to me, and I don't know why. Whenever I end a sentence with a close paren and the next line is a link, everything appears fine on the edit screen, but when published, the close paren will appear on the line with the link. I fix it, but it comes out the same. Weird? Anything I can do?


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  1. It's part of the URL parser. I just put a period after the parenthesis, but if that bothers you, then no, it'll just do that.

    2 Replies
    1. re: Jacquilynne

      A space works too. After the parenthesis press the space bar

      1. re: rworange

        I have learned to add a space after links before most punctuation (period, question mark, etc.), because the hotl ink feature will include the puctuation and screw up the link. Actually, I usually skip the period when the link comes at the end of a sentence; the way the site elides the ends of most hot links and adds an elipsis makes the omission less glaring to my (admittedly picky) eyes.

    2. Thanks guys - never did think of adding a period or space. d'oh...