I just wrote a comment to an answer and wanted to include a formatted link, but the result was completely broken.

screenshot result

The link was formatted 100% according to documentation:

screenshot draft

Can you fix this?


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You got the link text and the link URL swapped. You should use this instead:

[SparkFun According to Pete 3-5-12: MOSFETs](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFt8hkh17_w)

which renders like this:

SparkFun According to Pete 3-5-12: MOSFETs

  • \$\begingroup\$ Argh, the documentation is severely misleading. \$\endgroup\$
    – hlovdal
    Feb 22, 2015 at 1:18
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    \$\begingroup\$ I don't think so. It's pretty clear that the http(s)://... goes inside the parentheses, not the square brackets. \$\endgroup\$
    – Dave Tweed
    Feb 22, 2015 at 1:19
  • \$\begingroup\$ Well I think so. The [...] character pair has more in common with other typical code/text-to-be-parsed character pairs like {} and <> (e.g. <title>...), whereas (...) are commonly used in normal text written for literate display. So this sets up the expectation that [link] is the http-link while the title goes along in the paranthesis following. Maybe it is only to me this is misleading, but I expect this to apply for other people as well. \$\endgroup\$
    – hlovdal
    Feb 22, 2015 at 1:33

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