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  bug in source button of editor

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


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 by Arnold Neumaier (15,787 points) [ no revision ]
retagged May 23, 2014 by dimension10

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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 dimension10 (1,985 points) [ no revision ]

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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