Consider URL with # after bracket like https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Brown_(American_veteran)#Early_life.

I can inline link on Stack Exchange. For example, the following markdown will properly render as Inline Link on SE:

[Inline Link](https ://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Brown_(American_veteran)#Early_life)

On Reddit instead of Inline Link i get:
Reddit link doesn't include the bookmark in the link

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You'll only have this issue in Old Reddit which interprets any closing parentheseses ) as the closing delimiter of a URL.

New Reddit interprets Markdown links differently and will allow unescaped parentheses in the URL portion of a link.

Example Markdown Link Rendering

For the Markdown code that follows, the table below shows the differences in rendering.


Rendered in Reddit

  • 1
    @Blindspots I did a quick test on a reddit comment. It displayed correctly on the new reddit but not on the old reddit. I had to delete the test though.
    – ybouane
    Jan 17 at 21:07
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    Maybe use a subreddit like r/sandboxtest
    – Laurel
    Jan 17 at 21:25


  1. Parentheses are reserved characters and should be percent-encoded when they conflict with use as a delimiter.

    The Markdown link with percent-encoded parentheses %28 and %29 would be:

  2. Markdown is not a coding language but a family of many different text markup implementations that can behave differently in subtle and not-so-subtle ways. Stack Exchange has its own variant and Reddit has their own custom versions for each of Old and New Reddit.

Learning Resources


The # after a path refers to the DOM Element with the id following the #.

The only reason for this not to work on Reddit is, if they somehow don't allow links containing the # character. In this case, there is no way for you to specifically link to the id.

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