The multimedia filter always includes the original link (that was turned into an embed), so for example you have:
(link to video)
Sometimes the video format isn't appropriate for download (.flv) or for another reason you don't want to include the actual link, so that it is just:
and the original link vanishes.
Our users are currently doing this by making the <a href="whatever"></a> i.e. a blank a tag. This works but you end up with a blank a tag in the code, which is not very good.
I propose changing it so that if you do this (make the contents of the <a> blank so the link doesn't show up) it automatically doesn't include the link at all, replacing it entirely with the media player.
As a bonus when I do this I'll fix the regular expression which are currently slightly broken [Not in a way that would cause any actual issue at present but they would with this change.]
So... is this wanted? for 1.9x or for 2.0? Please let me know and if so I'll produce a patch.