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Inline markdown links don't support reference targets that contain ) (Origin: bugzilla #756724) #5888

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doxygen commented Jul 2, 2018

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

On 2015-10-16 23:10:48 +0000, David Haney wrote:

The following example demonstrates a problem with inline markdown links that reference targets with ) in them:


  • X
    class X {

    • func
      void func();


    • call
      void operator()();


  • [func](\ref X::func)
  • [func](\ref X::func())
  • [func](\ref X::operator()())
  • [func][1]
  • [func][2]
  • [func][3]
  • [1]: \ref X::func
  • [2]: \ref X::func()
  • [3]: \ref X::operator()()
    class Y {

For all of the reference links, everything is fine, however for the inline links, it appears that the parsing stops at the first ) encountered, resulting in some mangled output when converted to doxygen markup. For example the second link about is translated as:

\ref X::func( "func")

On 2015-10-18 09:55:28 +0000, Dimitri van Heesch wrote:

Confirmed. Should be fixed in the next GIT update.

On 2015-12-30 10:19:30 +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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