PSA for people posting URLs: as Mastodon servers and clients get to guess where your URLs begin and end, your safest best is to simply put them on a separate line (at the end for better legibility, for example). And most of all: no putting them in parenthesis!
@kensanata if only there were a way to mark links so that nobody needs to guess with some kind of text symbols. Someone should invent that.
And don't put them in the middle https://example.comofyoursentence
@kensanata did you have any issues with my inline links? i try to take care of proper separation but do not necessarily use a dedicated line.
@jotbe Nope, somebody else (from a different account, even).
In my opinion, surrounding URLs by angle brackets is the best way. It is defined in one of the RFC standards <https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2396>:
> These wrappers do not form part of the URI.
PS: #orgMode recognizes this URL format.
@kaushalmodi Sure. But that’s not what Twitter, Mastodon, Google+ and others do. Most importantly, they all strip punctuation at the end. For these URLs I had to add a redirect, for example: https://campaignwiki.org/wiki/Planet/What_killed_the_blogs%3f https://campaignwiki.org/wiki/Planet/Please_join!
@kaushalmodi Oh wow, it gets worse and worse. Oh well. 😭
> But that’s not what Twitter, Mastodon, Google+ and others do.
Yes, I learned that only after I typed that toot.
Mastodon is encoding the closing '>' as part of the URL.
Well, above RFC has been superceded by https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3986 , but that says the same thing, that URLs should be delimited by angle brackets or double quotes or whitespace.