Live Preview doesn't render internal links inside <u>

Steps to reproduce

  1. Copy the following snippet into a note:
<u>testing link with alias [[Some Title|Some Alias]]</u>

Expected result

Live preview renders the link normally (same as reading mode):

Screenshot from 2021-12-30 15-29-32

Actual result

Obsidian treats the link as just plain text in live preview:

Screenshot from 2021-12-30 15-29-26


  • Operating system: Linux
  • Debug info:
	Obsidian version: v0.13.14
	Installer version: v0.13.14
	Login status: logged in
	Catalyst license: none
	Insider build toggle: off
	Live preview: on
	Legacy editor: off
	Base theme: dark
	Community theme: none
	Snippets enabled: 0
	Safe mode: off
	Plugins installed: 1
	Plugins enabled: 1
		1: Advanced Tables

Additional Information

Others verified this within their version as well.

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It doesn’t render anything, including bold.

We generally don’t support intermingling html and markdown. I don’t know if we are gonna support this. Please, open a feature request.

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Considering it renders in reading mode, I can’t imagine this being anything other than a bug with live preview. After all, isn’t the point of live preview to be a live preview of reading mode?

It would be one thing if reading mode didn’t render it as expected, but it does, which implies that this is supported syntax.

Please move back to bug reports, or officially remove support for this from reading mode as well.

It renders inconsistently because it is unsupported. It’s unsupported, so WhiteNoise hasn’t accepted it as a bug, in multiple other threads in the past.

You can lend your likes/support/comments to the following existing feature requests here:

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While Live Preview tries to mimic the reading experience, it is not and will not be 100% the same. There are things things that aren’t implemented yet but will likely be in the future (tables, footnotes) and things that won’t be implemented.

I think it’s possible select html tags like <u> will be added, so open a feature request for that but in general we won’t support mixing markdown in html blocks.

Related FR specific to underline: