# bug in source button of editor

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I tried to convert the link to the pdf file in my answer

http://www.physicsoverflow.org/17343/differential-geometric-approach-to-quantum-mechanics?show=17860#a17860

by clicking on the source button. But it converted only up to the first blank, not up to the end of what I marked.

asked May 23, 2014 in Bug
retagged May 23, 2014

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There is actually no bug here. The "Source Button" actually just changes the editor from the visual editor to an HTML editor. This is one of the reasons why I suggested to change the button label to "HTML" here

answered May 23, 2014 by (1,975 points)

So is there a simple way to mark text and have it changed into a link? Such a button would be nice to have.

@ArnoldNeumaier Links are automatically detected.

I have fixed the problem, it's just that spaces cannot be detected within URLs, so I changed them to "%20". An workaround would be to use the URL button (the subset and superset buttons placed next to each other; the thirteenth button or the first button in the fourth button group in the editor).

Usually yes, and I don't bother. But not in cases like this, when the link contains blanks. This is not the first time I had problems with this.

@ArnoldNeumaier You can use the link button.

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