I have Linkify working almost exactly the way that I want:
This covers “TBI numbers” entered by the users with many different forms:
- TBI 17
- TBI -17
I like this flexibility.
Unfortunately, it does not handle the canonical way of entering these numbers:
- TBI #17
It seems that nothing I can do will properly match the
# (hashtag, hash, number sign, octothorp, hash mark, pound sign, tictactoe symbol). I’ve tried
of course, and they don’t work; but not even a full wildcard works:
It looks to me like the category pop-up functionality may be taking this over and not allowing Linkify to do its matching work — even when the user doesn’t choose one of the offered categories.
Is this expected behavior or a bug? Does anyone know of a way to work around it?