Update: This is now a feature request.
That [number] in block-quotes not be changed to be links to any images included in the post.
Here's the current behavior... In this answer ( Is it possible for a substance to be thermally inert? ) I put in a quote from wiki, like so:
Aerogel is a synthetic porous ultralight material derived from a gel, in which the liquid component of the gel has been replaced with a gas.1 The result is a solid with extremely low density2 and low thermal conductivity. Nicknames include frozen smoke,3 solid smoke, solid air, solid cloud, blue smoke
You can't see it, but the actual cut and pasted text looks like this:
... replaced with a gas.[ 1 ] The ...
Except I had to put in spaces around the number. Note that these footnotes belong to the wiki article. Now here are 3 images I'm putting into this answer:
You can't see it, but if you edit the article you'll see something like this:
[ ! [ enter image description here ][ 1 ]][ 1 ]
[ ! [ enter image description here ][ 2 ]][ 2 ]
[ ! [ enter image description here ][ 3 ]][ 3 ]
more text, doesn't matter what it is
That's all good. The bad part is that the wiki footnotes [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] in the block quote now point to the images.
I can't see the use case for quoted text -- ie, by definition not from this post -- pointing to the images of this post. If you look at the wiki page, footnote 1 points here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aerogel#cite_note-goldbook2007-1 . But now, since SE rendering interprets [number], that footnote points to https://i.stack.imgur.com/3guTf.png . Which is silly.
Current expected behavior
The only guidance I could find was here: https://worldbuilding.stackexchange.com/editing-help#simple-blockquotes . This page doesn't speak to footnotes, so I don't know what expected behavior is. So this is a FR asking for expected behavior to be what I want. ;D
Specifically, that [number] in quote blocks should be excluded from resolving to image footnotes.