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Strange little glitch with close paren ")" and links

applehome Jun 2, 2009 02:10 PM

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?

e.g.:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6240...

  1. Jacquilynne Jun 2, 2009 02:21 PM

    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
      rworange Jun 2, 2009 06:32 PM

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

      1. re: rworange
        Caitlin McGrath Jun 3, 2009 03:01 PM

        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. applehome Jun 2, 2009 08:34 PM

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

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