Editor / Live Preview breaks for URLs with round parenthesis

Certain URLs cause the links to be broken in the Live Preview mode only. Happens with AWS Console URLs for CloudWatch Metrics - possibly others.

This might be a more generic issue with markdown and not Obsidian, but I wonder if there is any mitigation that could be done within the app?

Steps to reproduce

  1. Open the Sandbox Vault.
  2. Create new note.
  3. Ensure Live Preview Mode is enabled.
  4. Create the following link:

  1. Click on the link in in Live Preview mode - the link will be cut off.
  2. Turn on the Reading View - the link will work fine.

Did you follow the troubleshooting guide?


Expected result

A properly formatted markdown link that works when clicked.

Actual result

Broken markdown link.


	Obsidian version: v1.5.8
	Installer version: v1.5.3
	Operating system: Darwin Kernel Version 23.4.0: Wed Feb 21 21:44:43 PST 2024; root:xnu-10063.101.15~2/RELEASE_ARM64_T6000 23.4.0
	Login status: not logged in
	Insider build toggle: off
	Live preview: on
	Base theme: adapt to system
	Community theme: none
	Snippets enabled: 0
	Restricted mode: on

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Do you create this link? Even if you dont, you could try to encode the parentheses

Of course it can be encoded. But the URLs generated from AWS console are valid, and work with a variety of applications. If there is mitigation that can be done to improve the rendering inside Obsidian, that would be a more user-friendly option.

thanks. They are broken in source mode too.