Inconsistent parsing of URLs
When I include a URL in a question like this:
Note that the URL is not automatically converted into a hyperlink. If I want to create a link, I must at minimum enclose it in angle brackets (<http://www.example.com>):
However, this behavior is different when leaving a comment. In a comment, all URLs are automatically converted into hyperlinks... in fact, I can't seem to prevent this behavior!
From using certain other Q&A sites, I am used to the parser not automatically converting URLs into links if they are enclosed in backticks (e.g., `http://www.example.com`). Askbot's comment parser does not even seem to respect this.
So question (and presumably answers as well): URLs never auto-converted.
Comments: URLs always auto-converted, even if you don't want them to be!