[Solved] Why is there an extra link box for long URLs when using hyperref and lineno?

rmolina Asks: Why is there an extra link box for long URLs when using hyperref and lineno?
Please consider this MWE:

Code:
documentclass{article}
usepackage{lineno}
usepackage{hyperref}
% linenumbers
begin{document}
url{https://www.this-is-a-very-long-url.com/this-is-a-very-long-url/this-is-a-very-long-url/this-is-a-very-long-url.html}
end{document}

Using pdflatex, this results in:
without line numbers

If we uncomment the linenumbers line, an additional (small) colored box is drawn before the URL:
with line numbers

Using xelatex, the box is drawn around the line number:
using xelatex

What’s the reason for this extra box? Is there a way to avoid it?

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