When people put square brackets around URLs, with no link text, the default behaviour is to turn it into a numerical index. This causes a bunch of problems, in cases where there are also numbered references... the indexes can conflict, and then you end up with all sorts of hard-to-interpret mess. It's also a problem, semantically, because there's often no indication of what the link is supposed to be, until you click on it.
Unfortunately, for some reason, lots and lots of people stick square brackets around all their urls by default, and have no idea about link text. It's hard to explain why not to do it, and hard to get them to change their behaviour, and hard to go around and clean up all these links.
I'd love it if, instead of turning a link into a clickable index, we could just display the full, clickable, url if there is no link text in the square bracket. This would solve all of the problems I described above.
Is this possible? Would other people like to see this?