Autolink References Not Valid When Nesting <num> in the Hostname

I am trying to create an autolink reference to Netlify’s deploy preview url format. Netlify uses the following format for determining URLs to their deploy previews which build for every Github PR.

https://deploy-preview-[PR number]–projectname.netlify.app

However when I try to put <num> in the in the url I get a Target URL is invalid. This is a common format for a popular service that would be useful for autolink references to be working for.

You should allow <num> to be added to the hostname instead of strictly as a param in the url.

Here is a screenshot…

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