Disabling Auto Link Generator with Entity Code

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Problem: The content management system I'm using takes any URL it recognizes and changes it into a link. That's normally good EXCEPT if you want to create a fake URL as an example.

Solution: Replace the slash with its numeric entity code (/). Voilà - the system can't find the slashes anymore, so leaves the URL alone.

By the way, the entity code hack looks like this
http://www....

Even ASCII characters sometimes need an entity code.

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