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Non-alphanumeric characters in Markdown links don't work properly (Origin: bugzilla #752845) #5833

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status RESOLVED severity normal in component build for ---
Reported in version 1.8.10 on platform Other
Assigned to: Dimitri van Heesch

On 2015-07-24 22:51:20 +0000, Eric Dand wrote:

This is a more general version of ticket # 731509.

Markdown-style links generally ignore (or misinterpret) any extra markdown formatting. For example, each of the following should create an italicized link:

[text *text*](link)

Instead, the output from all of these preserves the * characters, and is not italic. The linking behaviour does work.

Additionally, non-special non-alphanumeric characters also seem to mess up the Markdown link formatting. Consider the following:


One would expect this to create a link whose text is: "AAAAA" BBBB

Instead, quite curiously, it creates a link whose text is: linkAAAAA" BBBB"

...where "link" is the title of the linked page, and is a hyperlink. The following text (AAAAA" BBBB") is not a part of the hyperlink.

On 2015-12-28 15:17:47 +0000, Dimitri van Heesch wrote:

Confirmed. Should be fixed in the next GIT update.

On 2015-12-30 10:20:02 +0000, Dimitri van Heesch wrote:

This bug was previously marked ASSIGNED, which means it should be fixed in
doxygen version 1.8.11. Please verify if this is indeed the case. Reopen the
bug if you think it is not fixed and please include any additional information
that you think can be relevant (preferably in the form of a self-contained example).

@doxygen doxygen closed this Jul 2, 2018

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