As per Jeff's suggestion in this comment:

You can use this question as a formatting sandbox. You can

  • edit this question itself (Community Wiki questions such as this one require 100 reputation to edit)
  • post answers to this question (Since this question is protected this requires 10 reputation)
  • post comments to this question or its answers

Beware that since the changes to syntax highlighting in December 2010, and the inline hints added March 2011, no syntax highlighting is applied unless the question's tags or an inline hint enable it. So, to test highlighting here in the sandbox:

  1. Set some language tags to this question:

    • See the explanation and the list of languages.

    • Adding clashing tags, such as both and , enforces a fallback to default, which is different from "no highlighting". (These tags are currently set on this question.)

  2. Or: on the start of a line, specify a language inline using <!-- language: lang --> hints, and indent the code 4 spaces as usual. There is a full list of hints (scroll down a little).

    <!-- language: lang-html -->
    
        While not hinted otherwise: <html> source <b>goes</b> "here".
    
    <!-- language: lang-js -->
    
        var a = 3;
        while (not (a > 0)) {
            alert("JavaScript code <b>goes</b> here.");
        }
    
  3. Or:

    • Save your post.

    • Use something like Firebug (Firefox), Web Inspector (Safari, Chrome) or Developer Tools (Internet Explorer 8) to edit the resulting HTML. To open Chrome Dev Tools, press F12

    • Find the <pre> element and add the attribute class="prettyprint", or change it into something more specific, like class="lang-vb prettyprint".

    • Run the following in the location bar: javascript:prettyPrint();

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1 ` 1` characters –  agf Oct 2 '11 at 0:43
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Please convert me to a comment! –  Michael Mrozek Nov 23 '11 at 19:56
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@Michael Mrozek: ok –  BoltClock's a Unicorn Nov 23 '11 at 19:57
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This so should be a part of every browser's stress test. –  C. Ross Jan 12 '12 at 4:26
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To faq or not to faq? this is the question –  animuson Feb 3 '12 at 4:49
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@George: Ping test 14. –  FlackBot Mar 4 '12 at 5:49
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This is intentionally a [trivial answer][1]. [1]: meta.stackoverflow.com/q/98950/188688 –  MvG Jul 22 '12 at 23:09
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۝҈ ๛๛๛ ҈ ҈ ҈ ҈ ҈ ҈ ҈ ҈ ҈ ҈ ҈ ҈ ҈ ҈ ҈۝ –  mellamokb Feb 1 '13 at 14:42
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http://ʬʬʬ.google.com –  mellamokb Feb 1 '13 at 14:48
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I am going to shut down Stack Exchange because this user told me ‮doowtA ffeJ‭ –  Doorknob Apr 30 '13 at 0:42
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H̸̡̪̯ͨ͊̽̅̾̎Ȩ̬̩̾͛ͪ̈́̀́͘ ̶̧̨̱̹̭̯ͧ̾ͬC̷̙̲̝͖ͭ̏ͥͮ͟Oͮ͏̮̪̝͍M̲̖͊̒ͪͩͬ̚̚͜Ȇ̴̟̟͙̞ͩ͌͝S̨̥̫͎̭ͯ̿̔̀ͅH̸̡̪̯ͨ͊̽̅̾̎Ȩ̬̩̾͛ͪ̈́̀́‌​͘ ̶̧̨̱̹̭̯ͧ̾ͬC̷̙̲̝͖ͭ̏ͥͮ͟Oͮ͏̮̪̝͍M̲̖͊̒ͪͩͬ̚̚͜Ȇ̴̟̟͙̞ͩ͌͝S̨̥̫͎̭ͯ̿̔̀ͅH̸̡̪̯ͨ͊̽̅̾̎Ȩ̬̩̾͛ͪ̈́̀́‌​͘ ̶̧̨̱̹̭̯ͧ̾ͬC̷̙̲̝͖ͭ̏ͥͮ͟Oͮ͏̮̪̝͍M̲̖͊̒ͪͩͬ̚̚͜Ȇ̴̟̟͙̞ͩ͌͝S̨̥̫͎̭ͯ̿̔̀ͅH̸̡̪̯ͨ͊̽̅̾̎Ȩ̬̩̾͛ͪ̈́̀́‌​͘ ̶̧̨̱̹̭̯ͧ̾ͬC̷̙̲̝͖ͭ̏ͥͮ͟Oͮ͏̮̪̝͍M̲̖͊̒ͪͩͬ̚̚͜Ȇ̴̟̟͙̞ͩ͌͝S̨̥̫͎̭ͯ̿̔̀ͅH̸̡̪̯ͨ͊̽̅̾̎Ȩ̬̩̾͛ͪ̈́̀́‌​͘ ̶̧̨̱̹̭̯ͧ̾ͬC̷̙̲̝͖ͭ̏ͥͮ͟Oͮ͏̮̪̝͍M̲̖͊̒ͪͩͬ̚̚͜Ȇ̴̟̟͙̞ͩ͌͝S̨̥̫͎̭ͯ̿̔̀ͅH̸̡̪̯ͨ͊̽̅̾̎Ȩ̬̩̾͛ͪ̈́̀́‌​͘ ̶̧̨̱̹̭̯ͧ̾ͬC̷̙̲̝͖ͭ̏ͥͮ͟Oͮ͏̮̪̝͍M̲̖͊̒ͪͩͬ̚̚͜Ȇ̴̟̟͙̞ͩ͌͝S̨̥̫͎̭ͯ̿̔̀ͅH̸̡̪̯ͨ͊̽̅̾̎Ȩ̬̩̾͛ͪ̈́̀́‌​͘ ̶̧̨̱̹̭̯ͧ̾ͬH̸̡̪̯ͨ͊̽̅̾̎Ȩ̬̩̾͛ͪ̈́̀́͘ ̶̧̨̱̹̭̯ͧ̾ͬC̷̙̲̝͖ͭ̏ͥͮ͟Oͮ͏̮̪̝͍M̲̖͊̒ͪͩͬ̚̚͜Ȇ̴ ̶̧̨̱̹̭̯ͧ̾ͬ –  Bernhard Poiss Jun 3 '13 at 21:31
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Another fix for the example 5 problem is to write the loop in the following baroque form: for (var i = 0; i < list.length; i++) (function(i) {            ...                                          })⁠(i);                                                This gives each run of the loop body an independent variable i. If the loop body needs write access to the loop variable, you can instead enclose the inner function: (function(i)⁠{return(                                         ...original function(..)⁠{..} goes here...       )})⁠(i)                                                –  Matt Aug 3 '13 at 11:34
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​​​​​​​​​​ ​ ​ –  Mysticial Feb 24 at 21:28
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Test edit

This is a spoiler:

A normal spoiler.

Code:

>! A normal spoiler.

Test if we can get spoilers with code

they do not work in preview; they show as text; they don't work at all

Code:

>!     they
>!      do not
>!       work in preview;
>!        they show as text;
>!         they don't work at all

Test to see if we can trick the parser not to render this as a spoiler:

!Latex Error

Where the code is:

> !Latex Error
> <br>

This is the normal blockquote:

Some text

And some more text to check for distortions...

Month    Week    Year    Concat    Hours    Total_Hours
  1       2      2011    122011      8           12
  1       2      2011    122011      4           12
  1       2      2010    122010      7            7
  1       2      2009    122009      5            5

test test 2

Broken Image:

inline image](http://i.stack.imgur.com/uKpNO.png) [some reference link

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This is a test comment –  Tim Stone Jan 25 '12 at 5:45
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You can't vote for your own comment. –  Paulo Roberto Dec 4 '13 at 17:37
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              //////////// \\\\\\\\\\\\


             /////////// 
                    |͒̌̀ͥ̆̾̾̀ͤ̄͑̉ͩ



                    |͒̌̀ͥ̆̾̾̀ͤ̄͑̉ͩ̎̿̈̽ͫ


              \\\\\\\\\\\\////////////











        \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

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public void test() {
     String temp = "MyOddCodeTest";
     int idx = 0;
 }

Here's a spoiler'd code block that looks like a quote:

! function foo() { var bar = "hi"; }

Here's a spoiler'd code block that looks like code:

public void test(){
    String temp = "MySpoilerCodeTest";
    int idx = 0;
}

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lollollollollollollollollollollollollollollollollollollollollollollollollollollollollollollollollollollollollollollollollollollollollollollollollollollollollol

!

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ab*cd*ef

あい**えお

அஆ*இஈ*உஊ

padding padding padding

a
b
c

Hats

More Hats

Johnny Three-Hats

MORE HATZ

帽子頂戴

Does editing this post award me the 'Stallman' hat?

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Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.
Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat.
Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur.
Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.
Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat.
Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur.
Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.
Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat.
Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur.
Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.

this is a link

This is a line with some code
This is another line with some code
This is a link with code in it
This is more code

This CSS overlapping is really starting to piss me off.

This is strike through
This is also strike through
As is this
---How about chat formatting?---

Does it work in a Link?

<link>

<link>

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See Can we get rid of the default text "enter image description here"? for details


As an aside: Chrome and Safari would show it too, but only if it can fit the text. Both do actually increase the width of the image to match the length of the text, but still won't show the text unless that width is also explicitly specified... So: that requires one to increase the default dimensions a bit, like <img src="http://not" width="184" height="48" alt="enter image description here"> does show it. Not sure if that's specific to the Stack Exchange CSS? (Like maybe some other dimensions from the SE CSS are used, when image dimensions are missing.)

![alt text](http://not)  
<img src="http://not" height="48" alt="alt text">  
<img src="http://not" width="44" height="48" alt="alt text">

![enter image description here](http://not)
<img src="http://not" height="48" alt="enter image description here">
<img src="http://not" width="184" height="48" alt="enter image description here">

alt text alt text alt text

enter image description here enter image description here enter image description here

Odd.

In Chrome on my Mac the above looks like:

Missing images in Chrome

In my Safari:

Missing images in Safari

And in my Firefox shows no image placeholders at all.

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italicboldness!

this is italicb*oldne*ss (I doub*t that *is a word)*

generated by:

gets.chomp.gsub(/./) {|x| '*'*rand(3)+'<!---->'+x+'<!---->'+'*'*rand(3)}

A different test:

I am going to take these backticks ` `` ``` ```` `````` ``````` ```````` and RULE THE WORLD!

source:

I am going to take these backticks ````` ` `` ``` ```` `````` ``````` ```````` ````` and RULE THE WORLD!
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enter image description here

Let there be animation!

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Indeed. I noticed this recently. –  tombull89 Jan 24 at 18:59
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NUMBERED LIST TESTING

Unexpected

 1. Item1

 1. Item2
 1. Item3
 1. Item4
  1. Item1

  2. Item2

  3. Item3
  4. Item4

Crap

 1. Item1
<!-- -->
 1. Item2
 1. Item3
 1. Item4
  1. Item1
  2. Item2
  3. Item3
  4. Item4

WTF

 1. Item1

<!-- -->
 1. Item2
 1. Item3
 1. Item4
  1. Item1

1. Item2 1. Item3 1. Item4

Useless

 1. Item1
<!-- -->

 1. Item2
 1. Item3
 1. Item4
  1. Item1

  2. Item2

  3. Item3
  4. Item4

Misleading

 1. Item1

<!-- -->

 1. Item2
 1. Item3
 1. Item4
  1. Item1
  1. Item2
  2. Item3
  3. Item4

BEST CHOICE

 1. Item1
<br/><br/>
 1. Item2
 1. Item3
 1. Item4
  1. Item1

  2. Item2
  3. Item3
  4. Item4
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‮my name backwards –  Mhmd Apr 11 at 11:30
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Testing bleeding from Windows is shutting down screen takes a long 20 minutes, reported on Markdown rendering issue.

I have an old Windows XP Pro SP1 machine that is having a problem shutting down. In know that XP takes longer to shut down than to startup, but 20 minutes is a little excessive. It always does shut down (eventually), but it stays on that "Windows is shutting down..." screen for about 20 minutes.

Can anyone think of anything that may be causing it to take so long? I removed the mapped network drives that are no longer in use, but I don't think that would make a difference. Here is my HijackThis log for reference:

> Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis
> v2.0.2 Scan saved at 11:06:31 AM, on
> 12/2/2009 Platform: Windows XP SP1
> (WinNT 5.01.2600) MSIE: Internet
> Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
> Boot mode: Normal
> 
> Running processes:
> C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
> C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
> C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
> C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
> C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
> C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
> C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
> C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
> C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\CDAC11BA.EXE
> C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN
> Client\cvpnd.exe
> C:\WINDOWS\system32\LxrJD31s.exe
> C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
> C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
> C:\WINDOWS\System32\pctspk.exe
> C:\WINDOWS\System32\atiptaxx.exe
> C:\WINDOWS\ATK0100\Hcontrol.exe
> C:\Program Files\Common
> Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
> C:\Program
> Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_04\bin\jusched.exe
> C:\WINDOWS\ATK0100\ATKOSD.exe
> C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
> C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
> C:\Program Files\Trend
> Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
> 
> R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet
> Explorer\Main,Local Page =  O2 - BHO:
> AcroIEHlprObj Class -
> {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3}
> - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F}
> - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467}
> - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx O3 - Toolbar: (no name) -
> {BA52B914-B692-46c4-B683-905236F6F655}
> - (no file) O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCTVOICE] pctspk.exe O4 -
> HKLM\..\Run: [ATIModeChange]
> Ati2mdxx.exe O4 - HKLM\..\Run:
> [AtiPTA] atiptaxx.exe O4 -
> HKLM\..\Run: [Hcontrol]
> C:\WINDOWS\ATK0100\Hcontrol.exe O4 -
> HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program
> Files\Common
> Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" 
> -osboot O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program
> Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_04\bin\jusched.exe
> O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run:
> [CTFMON.EXE]
> C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTFMON.EXE (User
> 'LOCAL SERVICE') O4 -
> HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE]
> C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTFMON.EXE (User
> 'NETWORK SERVICE') O4 -
> HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE]
> C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTFMON.EXE (User
> 'SYSTEM') O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run:
> [CTFMON.EXE]
> C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTFMON.EXE (User
> 'Default user') O9 - Extra button: (no
> name) -
> {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501}
> - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msjava.dll O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java
> Console -
> {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501}
> - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msjava.dll O16 - DPF:
> {4ED9DDF0-7479-4BBE-9335-5A1EDB1D8A21}
> - http://bin.mcafee.com/molbin/shared/mcinsctl/en-gb/4,0,0,74/mcinsctl.cab
> O16 - DPF:
> {F58E1CEF-A068-4C15-BA5E-587CAF3EE8C6}
> (MSN Chat Control 4.5) -
> http://fdl.msn.com/public/chat/msnchat45.cab
> O17 -
> HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{1D93AED5-2A9C-4968-A6A2-C059EFB89F66}:
> NameServer = 158.152.1.58,158.152.1.43
> O17 -
> HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\..\{1D93AED5-2A9C-4968-A6A
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This is a test of spoilers.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.

and links http://google.com

 <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://loremipsum.net/">http://loremipsum.net/</a>
    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit, <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://loremipsum.net/">http://loremipsum.net/</a> sed diam nonu 
 <!-- blah -->
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Horrendous {mis|ab}use of direction overrides


This is some normal text to lull you into a false sense of security.

This is some normal text to lull you into a false sense of security.


{RTL}This text is standard-grade messed up with a `U+202E RIGHT-TO-LEFT OVERRIDE`.{LTR}

‮This text is standard-grade messed up with a U+202E RIGHT-TO-LEFT OVERRIDE.‭


This text is {RTL}hospital-grade messed up with {LTR}an intervening override.

This text is ‮hospital-grade messed up with ‭an intervening override.


If I {RTL}pu swohs ti ,sdrawkcab etirw {LTR}forwards.

If I ‮pu swohs ti ,sdrawkcab etirw ‭forwards.


This text is industrial-grade messed up - {RTL}it spans paragraphs!

Lorem ipsum dolor sit.

Brain melted {LTR}yet?

This text is industrial-grade messed up - ‮it spans paragraphs!

Lorem ipsum dolor sit.

Brain melted ‭yet?


{RTL}!sliated eht ni si rorroh eht tub ,lamron skooL{LTR}

‮!sliated eht ni si rorroh eht tub ,lamron skooL‭


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This is an answer which shows that using 2 spaces doesn't format as code:

This is a line with two spaces before it.

This is a line with four spaces before it.
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Is VB comment syntax highlighting working?

Sub AMethod()
    'a comment
    Dim SomeCode
End Sub

'A comment
Sub AMethod()
   Dim SomeCode
End Sub

Boo that meta hides the colors :(

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Test using pre/code...

public void Something()
{
  return;
}

Regular text here.


public void Something()
{
  return;
}
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  • Nested
    • lists
    • are
      • fun!
      • cool!
    • is
      • nice!
      • unsupported! supported, so long as your markdown indents lists by 2+ spaces.
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script: for i in $1 $2 $3 P

script with backticks and line breaks: P

for i in $1 $2 $3 P
short line P
long line long line long line long line
P

script with indent of 4 spaces: P

for i in $1 $2 $3 P  
short line P  
long line long line long line long line P

script with <pre> P

for i in $1 $2 $3 P
short line P
long line long line long line long line P

script with <pre><code> P

for i in $1 $2 $3 P
short line P
long line long line long line long line P
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Some apparent whitespace problems, 10 m/s (original post):

The period of a pendulum of length $h$ for small oscillations is $2\pi \sqrt{h/g}$, with $g$ the acceleration due to gravity, about $10 m/s$.

Source:

The period of a pendulum of length $h$ for small oscillations is $2\pi \sqrt{h/g}$, with $g$ the acceleration due to gravity, about $10 m/s$.


Update: Meta Stack Overflow does not seem to have the formula stuff that Physics has.

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Be aware that you can run into trouble if you try to use < inside: <code>a<b</code> gives a!


  1. You can't have a backslash \ in the end of inline code in comments. If you try `\\`, then the result will be `\`. You'll have to type `\\ ` and live with the white space being within the inline code.
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Will sanitizer incorrectly strip the p tag at the end? Header 1 Header 1 Header 2

line break test

italic

bold

Google

Have you seen ?

code span<a

more test
test <a

test test test

funny

How about in lists?

  1. li1 unclosed
  2. li2 unclosed

p

  • li1 unclosed
  • li2 unclosed

bla:

  • bla
  • bla

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link test

  1. The parenthesis comes off: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Closure_(computer_programming)

  2. Try escaping the parenthesis with a backslash: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Closure_(computer_programming)

    Looks good in the preview, but watch out!

“the C *P*re*P*rocessor” comes out differently as well.

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test 1 at 12:14 local time –  Pops Jul 27 '10 at 16:14
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@Arjan Yeah, I know. I just get annoyed when the server- and client-side rendering disagree. –  Josh Lee Jan 31 '11 at 19:59
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Testing a possible edit bug...

Here's the first edit...

And here's the second -- perhaps as a new post.

Okay so far, will try one more time...

Final test

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