Support Reference Links in Edit mode/Live Preview (reference-style)

Steps to reproduce

Enter the following Markdown:

Try out [Obsidian][1]!

[1]: https://obsidian.md

Cmd-click (on Mac) to follow the link in Edit mode. You will be brought to an empty note with title [. Note that clicking on the link in the reference still works, just not in the main text body.

Switch to Reading mode. Click on the link. You will be brought to obsidian’s website.

Expected result

Link works in both Edit and Reading modes.

Actual result

Link only works in Reading mode.

Environment

Fresh install on mac OS 12.2.1.

SYSTEM INFO:
	Obsidian version: v0.13.23
	Installer version: v0.13.23
	Operating system: Darwin Kernel Version 21.3.0: Wed Jan  5 21:37:58 PST 2022; root:xnu-8019.80.24~20/RELEASE_X86_64 21.3.0
	Login status: not logged in
	Insider build toggle: off
	Live preview: on
	Legacy editor: off
	Base theme: dark
	Community theme: none
	Snippets enabled: 0
	Safe mode: on

RECOMMENDATIONS:
	none
1 Like

Moved this to FR.

no prob if this isn’t support yet, but creating the new page with title [ seems like a bug (and keeps generating empty notes around my vault that I need to delete)

Two brackets like [aaa][aaa]now are render as a link, and click it will create new file named [ accidently.

Steps to reproduce

As described above. This is the reproduce in sandbox vault.

Expected result

No new file created because it is not a link syntax.

Actual result

See above.

Environment

  • Operating system: Win 11
  • Debug info:
SYSTEM INFO:
	Obsidian version: v0.14.5
	Installer version: v0.13.31
	Operating system: Windows 10 Education 10.0.22581
	Login status: logged in
	Catalyst license: supporter
	Insider build toggle: on
	Live preview: on
	Legacy editor: off
	Base theme: dark
	Community theme: none
	Snippets enabled: 0
	Safe mode: on

RECOMMENDATIONS:
	none

I opened a new bug report for this problem, which is clearly a bug and not a missing feature.

I moved this to bug reports since this specific issue generates a lot of confusion. Bear in mind that nothing changes, there are no ETAs on this.