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I can't figure out why this question I have on SO doesn't do syntax highlighting. Usually I don't have to do anything as long as I've got the tag in place (in this case jquery). I've also tried:

<script language=javascript>

<!-- language: lang-js -->

What am I doing wrong?

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Looks like it's highlighting keywords –  random Sep 18 '12 at 3:30

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Your language comment was being ignored because there wasn't another line between that and the first <script> element you had there, so that entire piece was being removed as bad HTML, and it was interpreting the code as HTML because of the second, opening <script> tag.

Without the language comment, it's interpreted as HTML because it starts with an HTML opening tag. You could just remove the surrounding <script> tags and it should highlight as normal code.

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Thanks, that was bothering me! –  Tom Sep 18 '12 at 3:34

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