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I recently noticed that when there are new-lines in the same chat message, Markdown support fails. For example:



This won't produce the expected output:



It leaves the message as it is with the Markdown text included. Here's proof if needed. Is this , or a ?

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marked as duplicate by syb0rg, animuson Jan 12 '14 at 19:19

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So, is this worth fixing? – Robert Harvey Jan 12 '14 at 18:16
Reproed in the sandbox on meta as well. Markdown doesn't work if a new line is present in the message using <kbd>shift</kbd>+<kbd>enter</kbd> – rene Jan 12 '14 at 18:17
@RobertHarvey Is it that hard to fix? – syb0rg Jan 12 '14 at 18:19
Don't know. I'm not an SE developer. :) I'm just wondering how often someone might actually need this. – Robert Harvey Jan 12 '14 at 18:20
Could be that it is by design because if I hit shift+enter I see on the right of the message box a button 'fixed font' appear. – rene Jan 12 '14 at 18:20
@rene: No, that just gives you the option to convert to fixed font. Multiple newlines suggests code. – Robert Harvey Jan 12 '14 at 18:20
@RobertHarvey Hmmm, in that case I'm out of options. I doubt it is a user error. – rene Jan 12 '14 at 18:23
@hichris123 Hmmm, didn't see that when searching to make sure this wasn't a duplicate. – syb0rg Jan 12 '14 at 19:06
@syb0rg I assure you I didn't fabricate that question out of thin air just so I could mark it a duplicate. :P – hichris123 Jan 12 '14 at 19:10
@hichris123 I know. It's just usually people don't do the required research before asking a proper question. I thought I did in this case. Whoops ;) – syb0rg Jan 12 '14 at 19:11
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I think it's by design: that something with newline is interpreted as a source code block.

Having a newline also lets that post avoid the maximum-message-length limit.

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But it doesn't look like it is formatting it as a code either. – syb0rg Jan 12 '14 at 18:31
@syb0rg once your message has multiple lines, a "fixed font" button is offered for the desired effect. But I do think the current behavior is confusing. – amon Jan 12 '14 at 18:39

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