Normally if we type an URL in Asciidoctor that starts with a scheme Asciidoctor knows about, the URL is turned into a hyperlink. The following schemes are recognized by Asciidoctor:
If we want to keep our URL as text and not a link we must prepend our URL with a backslash (
This way Asciidoctor will not transform the URL to a hyperlink in our output.
In the following example we have URL that is transformed to a link, followed by the same URL but with a backslash (
\) before it, that is not transformed:
== URL not as a link The URL https://ift.tt/2i6Rp1o should be turned into a hyperlink. But now the URL \https://ift.tt/2i6Rp1o should just be text and not a hyperlink.
If we transform our document to HTML with Asciidoctor we get the following result:
Written with Asciidoctor 188.8.131.52.