Questions tagged [hyperlinks]

For questions on usage of links at MSE (both links to various parts of this site and to other sites).

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Use of citation helper

New edit. I edited again the question following Martin Sleziak's comment below. As he correctly guessed, the question is not about the elementary use of the citation helper, so I found necessary to ...
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Links in comments do not work if they contain space before dollar and also square brackets inside MathJax

The format [text](url) is the standard format for using links in the comments. And it works just fine even if the text contains MathJax. Normally, adding spaces ...
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Edit of headline caused URL to break?

After posting this question I sent the corresponding URL via email to somebody. In the meantime a user has edited the headline of my question which rendered my old link invalid. I used the URL in my ...
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Can a question's colour or background be changed if I have visited it?

Is it possible to have different colours for the questions that I have already visited, and those which I haven't? It would be better if there is some distinction because otherwise at present, I ...
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Regarding giving credit to the source of inspiration of your answer.

If I answer a question whose answer was inspired by a similar question answered by someone else then should I credit that user's name or link to the original question in my answer?
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Can one no longer quote comment with the new design?

I've read a lot of negative reactions to the now all-out so-called responsive design. This question of mine I'm not sure if it belongs to that thread or not as a feature request or bug report, since ...
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Adding a Shortcut Link for the MathJax Tutorial

Can we create a custom "magic link" which points to the MathJax tutorial? That is, would it be possible to have MSE expand something like [help/mathjax] into a ...
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Why do links in question and answer work differently then links in comments?

Currently when linking to other question, one might use just the [link](http://example.com). This works great in questions, answers and comments. So far so good. ...
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Are there some ways to find sites linking to a specific post or works citing it?

Over the years, Mathematics Stack Exchange became quite popular and certainly at least some of the content provided here is rather useful. It is not surprising that many people link to some stuff ...
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How do I link to a question in another question or in comments section?

I have read this question How do I reference another question and is it OK to post a question as a comment/answer on another question that relates to that question. but I do not think it addresses my ...
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How to label equations on the left with mathjax?

In a proper TeX environment, one can use preamble to set the equation labels (tags) on the left for the entire document. There are also tricks to do this locally. On the webpage here, sometimes a ...
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Links down to PlanetMath.org? [closed]

I have been unable to reach PlanetMath for a couple of days now. I get "This site can't be reached; planetmath.org took too long to respond" in my browswer. Has something happened to the site? If so,...
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How do I create a link to a MSE post? Please provide detail.

Please explain the following explanation about Links from the MathJax guide (quoted below). It talks about writing links but not about creating them. How does the following change if I want to ...
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Editing non-SE links with HTTPS?

I know that the Community User has recently edited a lot (all?) the links to other questions in the SE network to have the HTTPS url. But today I've seen several suggested edits by a certain user ...
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Rendering of some past links to meta seems to be broken after recent changing of url of meta posts

I have noticed this problem, probably connected with recent change of url's of the posts from meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions to ...
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What could be the reason for external video to not link?

Tinypic link for video in EDIT3 in my answer does not work. What could be the reason?(insecure?) Tractrix post
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Number of links in the question

How many links to the other MathSE questions may I put in my question? Is it allowed to make with these links a context for the given question?
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Color tag for accepted answers on “Related” posts

I have a question about a convenient feature that seems to have disappeared after the last "overhaul" (or whatever it was) on M.SE. I seem to recall that, in the column of "Related" posts associated ...
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Visited Links No Longer Distinguishable

Apparently, visited links are no longer distinguishable from the rest. They used to be in a slightly different shade than non-visited ones. Personally, I found the feature to be very helpful, and I'm ...
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Change the colour of the links in post notifications

I brought this up before in response to the notice about the new design, but it wasn't followed up on. The colour of links barely has any contrast to the surrounding text: I have a strong feeling ...
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Should we try to prevent link rot?

Some time ago we had problems with Springer Encyclopedia of Mathematics, although they fixed the links after some time: Link Rot Notice: Springer EOM Now I have noticed that many links to PlanetMath ...
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Markdown for obtaining the question title from URL

From time to time, I want to cite another thread on MSE inside a comment using an inline link. E.g. See the thread Cross product: matrix transformation identity. In other words, I'll format a link ...
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Why doesn't [link description](URL) work for me in the comments?

I've posted a comment here: The $55$-th IMO, problem $1$ And it doesn't display the format [link description](link URL) properly. What is wrong?
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Policy on hyperlink shortening/redirection sites

While reviewing a LQ post, I found the answer contained a link, purportedly to a video providing a proof requested in the respective question. However the link was presented as a bit.ly "shortened" ...
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How to search for links to a particular external site?

Setup: Cooler heads and wiser minds than mine, please consider. I came across a Question that struck me as chatty and not suitable for StackExchange, much less Math.SE. The initial response was ...
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Is there an option to refer to things previously said anywhere in stackexchange?

I think it would be a good idea if you could point to things by referring them by an special symbol instead of writing it out or copying it. But I'm not sure whether or not there is an option like ...
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Escape brackets in titles of questions when voting to close as a duplicate [duplicate]

When you vote to close a question as a duplicate, the software automatically puts a comment looking like Possible duplicate of [Duplicate title](Duplicate link).. ...
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Typo in site CSS disables visited link color in community bulletin

While looking into the math.SE style sheet for this bug report, I happened to notice a simple typo: ...
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How do I copy weblinks to answers?

I normally just copy paste, but look at what happened in this post: A good example on the wikipedia page: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sturm–Liouville_theory Some people embed it. Can someone ...
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Change link of “recent reviews”?

From the front page one can select review to go to the categories of review tasks. For each category one can on the right select "recent reviews". Clicking this link takes one to the statistics page ...
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Why do links not open in new tab? [closed]

Actually, I've noticed that when I click on an external link it leaves Stack Exchange and the new link opens. Dear StackExchange you have to take care of that and make links open in a new tab. ...
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Enable safe `\href` in MathJax

As a follow-up to this discussion, I would like to request the activation of MathJax-safe \href to allow similar URLs to those allowed in ...
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Markdown doesn't recognize URLs with non-ascii characters

I tried to link to the Wikipedia article on Möbius transformations, at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Möbius_transformation, using the markdown ...
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Hyper referencing in MathJax

I've Googled and searched mathstackexchange, but cannot find out how to insert a blue URL reference in a question or answer. Can you give me an example that I can edit it to look at the Latex code?
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Flag suspicious-looking links?

The original post of this question included an, in my opinion, suspicious-looking link, which allegedly contained the source of the question. I handled this by writing a comment warning others that it ...
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Reference to a question

How to refer to a question or answer in MSE to make easy for someone else to read it? Is it enough to give the date, including hour, or there is an additional number to identify the question? How to ...
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Open links in new tab

Feature request: When clicking on a link in a question or answer, the target should be opened in a new tab. Motivation: I'd say that between $\frac{3}{8}$ and $\frac{4}{19}$ of the times I click on ...
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How to quote and link in a comment

Is there any easy way to quote in a comment? You can quote in a question or an answer easily. Just put ">" in front of the quoted statements. However, this does not work in a comment. Similarly you ...
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MathOverflow question links should be auto-converted to the question title

SE software automatically converts short links to questions on the same site to title-based links. For example, the bare URL https://math.stackexchange.com/q/426771 ...
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Update meta.MO links

This meta (and possibly the main site) had quite a lot of links to the meta.MO site, which is now replaced by a modern SE site. The previous meta was moved to http://tea.mathoverflow.net. Is it ...
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What is the preferred way to link references to published material?

I'm asking this since I've already found myself in two minds a couple times about how to refer to a book when answering a question. I've seen many people link to Google Books previews, when available,...
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trouble in quoting a page from Wolfram Alpha

I wanted to put a link to Wolfram Alpha. I have plotted $(n!)^{(1/n)}$ (with parentheses included). But ...
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Strategic linking to external math/proof sites

Other things being equal I tend to link to Wikipedia pages for definitions and stock proofs, in part because I've been inspired by researching past questions here to fix things there, and it seems to ...
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Creating a Hyperlink in a Comment Box

I am not sure if this has been asked before. Could anyone teach me how to create a hyperlink in a comment box? Posting URL's (especially those that are very long) seems to be a very ugly way of ...
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Using automated solutions, such as WolframAlpha?

I recently answered this question copying a solution directly from WolframAlpha. I want to know if this method is considered valid here on MSE because there're similar problems that can be solved ...
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Special characters in question body stop hyperlink working

There is a question whose hyperlink does not work, i.e. the mouse pointer doesn't change when I move it over the question title. Here is a screen shot: This is part of the Unanswered Questions list. ...
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Questions not accessible from main page

It appears that certain questions are not accessible from the main page, e.g. this question: Re-writing sign basis. I finally got it over the user's page, but the links on the main page or the tag ...
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what links here?

Do we have a "what links here" feature such as that on Wikipedia? One would click on "what links here" and see a list of questions, answers, comments, etc., that link to the question or answer or ...
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How to format links in comments

I wonder how to provide nice links in comments, similar to the links in the question/answers. I tried <a href="link">link description</a> and ...
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Carets stop hyperlinks working.

The caret symbol, ^, stops hyperlinks working, a phenomenon usually seen in links to Wolfram Alpha. The [description](hyperlink) form: this works, produced by [this works](http://wolframalpha.com/...