Open external links in new tab not working when link is within a quote block

I’ve noticed for a while that links are not opening in new tabs. I thought it was my imagination. I’ve finally managed to replicate it.

I most recently noticed it here: Set up Zulip notifications using the discourse-chat-integration plugin

And this quoted link opens in the same tab rather than a new one. I thought it might be some browser plugin, but I get the same behavior in an incognito window.

:warning: This integration will not be functional until the [Discourse integration is added to Zulip's codebase](

Can we repro this @jomaxro?

The Github link in the quote above is certainly not opening in a new tab for me. I’ll do more thorough testing tomorrow.


@sam I can repro this - the quote block appears to be causing the issue. Links work fine when on their own, whether pasted as a raw line, or in the [some text](a link) format. However, when placed inside a `[quote][/quote] all external links fail to open in a new tab.


I don’t know if it’s related or not, but I notice the link inside the above quote isn’t getting the link tracker count indicator.


Here it doesn’t work in a solved inset (in OT):

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Wow I think this bug existed pretty much ever since we launched Discourse.

Fixed per:


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