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Invalid URLs can be added as external links using the link inspector
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When adding an external link using the link inspector, you are allowed to paste anything and a link gets generated.
We may need to:

  • Validate that the text is a valid URL.
  • Provide some extent of flexible input: adding "http://" at the beginning, encoding invalid characters such as space, etc.

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