Validate All Links shows a broken link on a raw URL that ends next to a period

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Steve Anderson

15 Dec, 2020 07:38 PM

// Please enter a detailed description of the issue // Description of the issue: Validate All Links shows a broken link on URL that ends next to a period

In the Markdown I'm using a raw URL like The Markdown spec says I should write raw URLs as So this is more of a feature request than a bug.

// Please enter a list of steps required to reproduce the issue // Steps to reproduce:

  1. Open file in Marked that contains the raw URL in question.
  2. Right-click in the file and choose Validate All Links.
  3. Observe a red “Not found” link for a raw URL that ends next to a period. The text displayed when hovering over the red box shows a period at the end of the URL.
  4. Compare the file in Marked to the version of the file rendered on GitHub, in which the URL works.

More info:
* As stated above, the URL is not coded as an inline link but just a raw URL without the angle brackets that the Markdown specs specifies. Bringing my doc in compliance by using angle brackets fixes this problem. * The link in question occurs on line 26 in the attached * The GitHub version of this file is

// If applicable please attach a sample document that causes the issue for you. Done.

// Configuration (do not edit) Marked 2 1010 (Mac App Store)

macOS Version: 10.14.6

allowPageBreakInCode: YES
bookTxtIsLeanpub: NO
summaryMdIsGitBook: NO
codeIsPoetry: NO
codeCanWrap: YES
collapsibleHeadlines: NO
convertGithubCheckboxes: YES
convertYAMLToMMD: NO
defaultMathJaxConfig: TeX-AMS-MML_HTMLorMML
defaultPreviewStyle: GitHub
defaultProcessor: Discount (GFM)
enableMiniMap: NO
excludeBlockQuotesFromCounts: NO
excludeFootnotesFromCounts: NO
excludeVerbatimFromCounts: NO
excludeCaptionsFromCounts: NO
folderPreviewExtensionsArray: md, markdown, txt, mdown, html, opml
githubNewlines: YES
h1IsPageBreak: NO
h2IsPageBreak: NO
hrIsPageBreak: NO
includeMathJax: YES
includeKatex: NO
limitTextWidth: NO
minimalJavaScript: NO
permissionGranted: NO
printHeaderFirstPage: NO
printFooterFirstPage: NO
processHTMLFiles: YES
removeMetadataForPreview: NO
removeYAMLHeaders: NO
scrollToEdit: YES
shouldDetectCritic: YES
shouldHighlightMarkupErrors: NO
shouldLoadCritic: NO
syntaxHighlight: YES
syntaxHighlightOnlyLang: NO
useCustomMarkdownProcessor: NO
useCustomPreprocessor: NO
useFirstH1AsPrintTitle: YES

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Brett on 15 Dec, 2020 09:25 PM

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    Raw urls are supported only by the built-in GFM processor, and as you
    noted are not part of the Markdown spec. In order for me to fix this
    issue, I'd have to make changes to the bundled library, which I'd prefer
    not to do.

    My recommendation would be to use the angle brackets, which will work on
    both Github and literally any other Markdown processor, should you ever
    need your Markdown to work elsewhere.


  2. 2 Posted by Steve Anderson on 15 Dec, 2020 10:14 PM

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    Hi Brett - Thanks for the reply. I understand your take. This issue can be closed.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Brett on 15 Dec, 2020 10:23 PM

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    For the record, it IS annoying that the GFM library supports raw links but can't differentiate a sentence terminator…

    - Brett

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