In this question the author tried to paste a link to This produces the line:


Instead of embedding the appropriate youtube video:

(I had to use the [x](x) syntax for embedding it, which is usually not required)

This seems to be related to the fact the URL has two underscores in it.

More generally, it's _<non-word-character> that's the problem. (Bug report on MSO) –  Tim Stone Feb 11 '12 at 18:37
@Tim you're right, this looks like a duplicate of the status-declined… –  Oak Feb 11 '12 at 18:38
Indeed. The fact that it breaks YouTube emebedding too makes it less of an edge case now though (in my opinion), so it's worth a fix. I actually already have a patch for it, but after talking with balpha before it'd be better to fix the problem in a more general way...that hasn't happened yet though. I'll make a note to look into it again if SE doesn't fix it first. :) –  Tim Stone Feb 11 '12 at 18:43

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