I was recently notified that my question was edited. It was a fine edit.

I was reviewing the edit history and noticed that the image was changed yet it remains exactly the same as far as I can tell.

I ended up trying to click the image in my question and it is no longer click-able.

Example with click-able image

Not sure when this happened but did something change with Markdown?

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    See the answer below for why. I've fixed the link for you and it is now clickable.
    – DavidPostill Mod
    Commented Mar 3, 2017 at 23:03

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We can see the Markdown changes by clicking "side by side markdown" in the revision history.

latest revision

The image appears to have been modified in the "side-by-side" view because part of the Markdown that produces the image was changed: the description, which is the alt attribute for the image.

Like text, images can be inside link markup. Interestingly, image markup looks a lot like link markup in Markdown; a preceding ! before the opening bracket makes an image instead of a link. The above image has this Markdown:

[![latest revision][1]][1]

The image embed is provided by ![latest revision][1]; the wrapping around that makes it clickable. (The link target is the same as the image source, the #1 URL at the bottom of my post's source.)

Looking through the revision history of the post with the non-clickable image, I don't see any revision where the image was a link. You could wrap it in the link markup, if you like.

Tip: you can see the full Markdown source for a post by clicking the "source" link in the revision history, or by starting an edit.

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