# Inline link with nested parentheses does not work

#### Summary

Posting an inline link with nested parentheses in the URL does not work.

#### Steps to reproduce

Mattermost 5.6, any client.
Post this message:

``````how about: [hmm](https://somewhere?param=(currentUser()))?
``````

#### Expected behavior

Expect inline link with title `hmm` and URL `https://somewhere?param=(currentUser())`

#### Observed behavior

No inline link. The original markdown syntax appears directly. However, part of the URL (`https://somewhere?param=`) is then detected as an auto link and becomes clickable.

For reference purposes, this is how it looks like on Mattermost 5.7 on my end:

Came across this which could be related - URLs are not URL-encoded breaking the markdown rendering in Mattermost.

Opened a ticket here: https://mattermost.atlassian.net/browse/MM-14040.

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@gubbins can we ask where you are getting such links with nested parentheses?

JIRA uses them, e.g. `https://jira/browse/ABC-123?jql=assignee%20in%20(currentUser())`. We’ve also seen this with some TeamCity locators I think.