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In this edit http://stackoverflow.com/posts/686163/revisions, the only difference I can see is

<!-- language: vb --> 

Which adds 25 characters, if you include the addition of a new line. The edit is not visible, but does appear to offer a way around the minor edit rule. Is this valid?

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That is not just a random HTML comment, that is a specific formatting hint. –  Aaron Bertrand Aug 3 '12 at 14:40

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Yes, that is a perfectly valid edit as it suggests that the code block after it will receive VB syntax highlighting.

There is nothing else in that particular question that suggests the highlighting needs to be applied. There are no relevant tags for example. This minor edit fixes that issue.

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Sorry, just check again. It works. I know the feature, but the syntax deviates a bit from what I remember. –  nhahtdh Aug 3 '12 at 13:21
    
@nhahtdh: see Interface options for specifying language prettify you can use either a SO tag, or a lang- prettifier language code. –  Martijn Pieters Aug 3 '12 at 14:42
    
@MartijnPieters: In the case above, it seems that a tag is used, which is why I was a bit confused. I only took note of the lang-* syntax. –  nhahtdh Aug 3 '12 at 17:31

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