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When editing another user's post, I noticed that raw https links to locations on the SE Network are not prettified in the previewer in the same way http links are.

When actually submitting the change and viewing the live post, the links (both https and http) are prettified as expected. So the problem seems to be limited to the previewer.

I see this behavior using Google Chrome Version 41.0.2272.89 m on Windows 7, with and without all userscripts disabled. Several users have confirmed the behavior on different browsers in the comments. I have posted an answer at the Formatting Sand-Box for others to test on different browsers/platforms, if desired.

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    Confirmed with a very not up-to-date Mozilla Firefox 26.0 – Johannes_B Mar 13 '15 at 20:37
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    Confirmed with Firefox 36.0. – mhchem Mar 13 '15 at 21:10
  • Thank you both for testing. :-) – Paul Gessler Mar 13 '15 at 21:38
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    Related: https links to same site don't auto-prettify – Werner Mar 14 '15 at 0:15
  • Good find @Werner, perhaps the fix was applied to the code for posts but not to the previewer. – Paul Gessler Mar 14 '15 at 0:53
  • Still an open bug, today. Seems to by SE-wide. – mhchem Mar 14 '16 at 23:16
  • @mhchem indeed... good thing I have not been holding my breath! ;-) – Paul Gessler Mar 15 '16 at 16:03

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