Detecting URLs in text is great fun.

When should characters that are allowed in URLs not be considered part of it? Cases I've dealt with today: dot/period, question mark, closing parenthesis. Examples…

Looks like the Mastodon web UI could do better, too. Especially when URLs are wrapped in angle brackets there's no reason to end them early.

@cketti It's actually doing better than many other things I've seen though... 😕

@brandon Apologies. I didn't know replies go to the public timeline by default.

@cketti yeah, I honestly think it's a little bit of a bug, but have been too lazy to open an issue about it

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