It may only work when you use the  notation in a post. See this edit. Seems frivolous to me.
@hjpotter92 I sincerely hope you don't plan to suggest edits on every single post with images just to make the URL protocol agnostic. This is a lot of busy work for reviewers for what real gain? — Aaron Bertrand ♦11 mins ago
Only really useful for img src, too, since the whole reason is if I'm viewing the site under https:// and the images are http://, I'm going to have security warnings about mixed content (but who cares, really, and why am I viewing Stack Overflow in https?). Doesn't matter for links because I'm clicking to a new page (and you won't always have any idea if the destination supports SSL).
@ConcernedOfTunbridgeWells is the plan for next Friday still on?
@FaheemMitha If you have worked with Postgres, you could take a project/database from that and try it in MySQL. And see where it breaks. You'll learn a lot about various differences by trying to fix it.
@ypercube I'm literally just trying to get started. How do I create a db in Mysql, on Debian? That is what I need to do at the moment. There are those pesky access issues you tend to forget about, creating the db user. That kind of low level crap.
A couple of pages of handholding by a MySQL user would be helpful.
@ypercube The former is true, the latter is not. I haven't set any root password. I read on the net that if you don't set it, it is blank. But that does not seem to be working here. Checking to see what the debian-specific docs are, if anything.
I guess I should try and find some official mysql docs.