It looks like, at least in terms of the HTML source, but from your previous screenshot (where links are rendered in blue) it also seems like the links in the Gist title are being detected somehow — can you actually click on them from within the title?
I’m not sure what the implications of the above statement are, and where the “stripping” is supposed/expected to occur. Are you’re copying and pasting some text from an HTML page, where the text contains links which you expect to be left out when pasting into the title field?
I.e. if you’re editing the title as plaintext, or pasting it as plain text, there shouldn’t be any
<a> tags in it. If there are, it’s either because they are carried over from a paste operation involving rich text, or because the GH page is interpreting and rendering links in the title text.
The second screenshot if from the input control, right? i.e. when you’re creating the Gist title.
The second screenshot seems to be from the actual Gist — which then indicates that raw links are being rendered in the title as HTML anchors.
I’m not sure what the expected behavior is in this case. I know that Markdown is not rendered in titles (e.g. in a
Lorem `ipsum` dolor title, the ipsum part won’t be rendered as inline code). But maybe raw links are treated differently, because of the URL protocols being auto-detected.