Problems with Markdown rendering: Links that contains apostrophes


(Robert) #1

I want to add this link here:’s+Corner/@45.7691847,4.8353492,19z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xcc75bbd0365fd4c4!8m2!3d45.7693561!4d4.835522

As you can there, there is an Apostrophe in the URL -> ' <-

When I now use the [linktext](link url) syntax, e.g. using Ctrl+K to acess the dialog, I get this here:


So far, it works.

Now, I want to add This link within parenthesis: ([linktext](link url)).

Then, it does not work anymore:


As you can see, the closing parenthesis is not shown.

You can fix this problem by removing the apostrophe, but then the link is a different one.

(Ed Arcos) #2

This is a Markdown problem, in general. My suggestion is to do the following:



Can also be applied to links with parenthesis.

(Robert) #3

Where is the upstream markdown bug tracker? It is still an unattended behaviour and should be fixed somewhere in my humble opinion.

(Jay Pfaffman) #4

Shouldn’t the apostrophe be URL encoded?

(Robert) #5

This is a good question. I clicked on Share on Google Maps and copy’n’pasted
the link including the apostrophe.

(Dave McClure) #6

Eventually Discourse will use some implementation of CommonMark.

Try it here:

And discuss here:

(Robert) #7

I could not reproduce this problem with commonmark Dingus.

(Sam Saffron) #8

Fixed now with our new CommonMark engine, see: CommonMark testing started here!

(Sam Saffron) closed #9