Thanks to @Mr.Wizard I have recently learned that Stack Exchange currently supports Magic Links in comments. Magic Links translate short markups to long links, for example
[main], [meta], , [help], [help/on-topic], [help/dont-ask], [help/behavior], [tour], [about], [ask], [answer], [mathematica.se], [chat]
That is very useful because comments are limited to 600 characters, including any formatting and URL links. Carefully crafted comments such as welcoming messages for new users may require extensive references to documentation available.
I submit for your consideration two ideas
- To extend the use of Magic Links to questions and answers.
- To expand the list of available Magic Links to reference.wolfram.com
An example of the last point would be to let
[rw:InputForm] be a shortcut to
This would not only allow better crafted comments and encourage richer content but will also have the desirable consequence of making questions and answers more readable when editing.
ShortURLs have been discussed, but here I'm talking about a limited list of URLs only to "reference.wolfram.com" and " mathematica.stackexchange.com" domains.