Others appear to have similar issues to Drupal 8/9 encoding URLs in the link field though I see no solutions.
We're a library site and have many links for our patrons to external database websites that we link to with proxy URLs such as:
However, Drupal encodes the URL after the second https so it looks like:
which returns an error.
Is there a way to turn off this function or disable URL encoding for the link field?