I think I found a severe bug while trying to edit an answer, and I'm unsure where to report it.

So I'm doing it just here:

An answer that had about 15 links was edited to make some word in the middle (after the first link and before the last link) a link. However, contrary to expectations, the new link was not numbered "N+1" (N being the highest link number used), but got some number in between, say "13".

If I hadn't noticed this before saving, my edit would have messed up most of the links.


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I was wrong! The system is more clever than I had expected:

Consider this example:

Before editing there was a link like this:

The asnwer is from [draft-irtf-cfrg-argon2-03][11];

  [11]: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/html/draft-irtf-cfrg-argon2-03#page-13

After inserting a new link (that became #13) elsewehere, the text had been changed to:

The asnwer is from [draft-irtf-cfrg-argon2-03][8];

  [8]: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/html/draft-irtf-cfrg-argon2-03#page-13
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    $\begingroup$ Yeah, it is able to perform a basic renumbering (I hope some of you get the joke). Note that generic issues with the Stack Exchange system are better re-searched / asked on Meta Stack Exchange, as this is not a Cryptography specific topic. $\endgroup$
    – Maarten Bodewes Mod
    Commented Feb 3, 2022 at 13:58
  • $\begingroup$ Yep, this is something I love about how the link formatting works in the current network-wide editor. :) $\endgroup$
    – V2Blast
    Commented Mar 21, 2022 at 20:18

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