If you copy-paste this piece of markdown in Obsidian and then switch to the preview mode, the links work wonderfully and they even get highlighted when you click in any of the reference links (like these
The PDF link should work[^3] ## References [^1]: But right now I think they are just colored pieces of text [^2]: I've only seen this kind of feature work in PDFs created via Acrobat Reader. [^3]: Should it work? I think yes[^1], unless it needs something proprietary to work[^2]
But if you then export the file to PDF you’ll get this (sorry can’t attach PDFs):
Where the links don’t work.
What would be needed to make this work? Is it even possible in the first place?