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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 earning 10 reputation on this site)
  • post comments to this question or its answers
  • test suspected bugs with the editor

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. 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></html> source <b>goes</b> "here".
    
    <!-- language: lang-js -->
    
        var a = 3;
        while (not (a > 0)) {
            alert("JavaScript code <b>goes</b> here.");
        }
    
  2. 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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360 Answers 360

  • I'm hijacking

    your post to test out

  • what I think

    is a bug

    that I found

  • since I can't

    seem to post

    an answer myself.

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Testing the anchor tag.

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http://meta.stackoverflow.com/users/1/jeff-atwood
http://meta.stackoverflow.com/users/1/ 
http://meta.stackoverflow.com/users/1
http://meta.stackoverflow.com/u/1/ 
http://meta.stackoverflow.com/u/1
See http://meta.stackoverflow.com/q/107876

http://meta.stackoverflow.com/users/1/jeff-atwood
http://meta.stackoverflow.com/users/1/
http://meta.stackoverflow.com/users/1
http://meta.stackoverflow.com/u/1/
http://meta.stackoverflow.com/u/1

See http://meta.stackoverflow.com/q/107876

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This is a test for strikethrough and the <dl> tag.

<dl>
  <dt>Coffee</dt>
  <dd>Black hot drink</dd>
  <dt>Milk</dt>
  <dd>White cold drink</dd>
</dl>

Renders as:

Coffee
Black hot drink
Milk
White cold drink

That is, the tags are allowed, but they are not formatted well by SE.

Desired format is:

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OMG...

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​ot rè̑ͧ̌aͨl̘̝̙̃ͤ͂̾̆ ZA̡͊͠͝LGΌ ISͮ̂҉̯͈͕̹̘̱ TO͇̹̺ͅƝ̴ȳ̳ TH̘Ë͖́̉ ͠P̯͍̭O̚​N̐Y̡ H̸̡̪̯ͨ͊̽̅̾̎Ȩ̬̩̾͛ͪ̈́̀́͘ ̶̧̨̱̹̭̯ͧ̾ͬC̷̙̲̝͖ͭ̏ͥͮ͟Oͮ͏̮̪̝͍M̲̖͊̒ͪͩͬ̚̚͜Ȇ̴̟̟͙̞ͩ͌͝S̨̥̫͎̭ͯ̿̔̀ͅ

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Does t̴͓̭̗̒́̓̉̆h̞͍̙̖͖̪̙͉ͭ̅ͪ̒̕͘ȩ̝̰̲̰͎͙͂̉͊͌ ̶̢̞͙̔͌̓ͤͤ͑̿ä̵̯̩̳̟̒͠b̨̤̖̱͎̬͈ͭͧ̽͛͛̇̇̕͝ͅö͍̙̲̞̫̳̙͕̎ͪ͐͗ͣ͜v̶͉͚̗͙̹̮̠̏ͮͬͮͬͪë̩̮̠̜͡ look like this to you? –  Arjan May 10 '11 at 6:32
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FoobarFoobarFoobarFoobarFoobarFoobarFoobarFoobarFoobarFoobarFoobarFoobarFoobarFo‌​obarFoobarFoobarFoobarFoobarFoobarFoobarFoobarFoobarFoobarFoobarFoobarFoobarFooba‌​rFoobarFoobarFoobarFoobarFoobarFoobarFoobarFoobarFoobarFoobarFoobarFoobarFoobarFo‌​obarFoobarFoobarFoobarFoobarFoobarFoobarFoobarFoobarFoobarFoobarFoobarFoobarFooba‌​rFoobarFoobarFoobarFoobarFoobarFoobarFoobarFoobarFoobarFoobarFoobarFoobarFoobarFo‌​obarFoobarFoobarFoobarFoobarFoobarbaz –  Manishearth Mar 30 '12 at 7:02
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ส้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้ヾ( ´ ▽ `)ノส้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้ –  Walfie Jan 28 '13 at 2:18
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I really...just don't understand how this is possible. –  ChristopherW May 26 '13 at 14:28
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@ChristopherW found it! :) It's called "Zalgo text" –  Shadow Wizard May 28 '13 at 8:06

Bug in comments formatting

Bold nested in italic is rendered as plain italic without the bold markup being interpreted in comments. See the examples:

Case 1: Not working

_Italic and **bold**_

is rendered as Italic and **bold**. It doesn't interpret the bold markup.

Case 2: Not working

_Italic and **bold** _

is rendered as _Italic and bold _. It doesn't interpret the italic markup.

Case 3: Working

_Italic and **bold** followed by more italic_

is rendered correctly: Italic and bold followed by more italic

Bug in posts formatting

Case 1b: working

_Italic and **bold**_

is rendered as Italic and bold. It doesn't interpret the bold markup.

Case 2b: Not working

_Italic and **bold** _

is rendered as _Italic and bold _. It doesn't interpret the italic markup.

Case 3

_Italic and **bold** followed by more italic_

is rendered correctly: Italic and bold followed by more italic

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Roll the ball! Works using Markdown...

...and plain HTML

^---- Animated SVG!


Chrome's throbbers:


Formatting you possibly didn't know about:

[tag:status-declined] =
[tag:status-completed] =


Maybe hats? HATS!

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Dude, this is freaking epic –  Mehrdad Jul 24 '11 at 17:28
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Now how to find a way to fit that soccer ball into an example while helping someone with a coding problem... –  Paulpro Sep 1 '11 at 23:09
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Broken in Firefox 3.6. –  Mechanical snail Oct 10 '11 at 21:33
2  
@PaulPRO: Maybe on the math site? –  Mechanical snail Oct 10 '11 at 21:33
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I like dragging the soccer ball to the furthest edge of my screen, and then letting go. :) –  XåpplI'-I0llwlg'I - Dec 21 '12 at 9:54
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@ascii-lime I'm having a hard time rotating my model of a truncated icosahedron. If only someone could provide a visual, I think I could work the code out from my existing model. Just kidding. :) –  Edwin Buck Feb 6 '13 at 21:27
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I'm shutting down Stack Exchange because this user told me ‮doowtA ffeJ‭ –  Doorknob Apr 30 '13 at 0:48

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protocol-relative link

site-local link

page-relative link

HTML protocol-relative link

HTML site-local link

HTML page-relative link

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LOL

{ ja, je }

LOL2

{ { ja, ja }, { ja, je }, { je, ja }, { je, je } }

LOL-PLEX

{ LOL10100 }

Perform

POST /vpa-azure/about HTTP/1.1
Host: http://localhost:8080
Accept: text/plain
Content-Type: application/json

{ "data": "value" } 

Should return the literal

"vpa-azure-api-0.0.1-jdk1.7"
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This is a test for editing via the API.

Test Images (from http://stackexchange.com/about/logos):

enter image description here

(freehand added by Freehand Circles Drawing Tool (Freehand Circles Drawing Tool) - install to add freehand drawings to any image on any SE site with ease! :)

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Triggering new edit grace period

Now let's see if this sets off a bug

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This is an answer to test somethin' 'bout deletions.

$* balah blah ($*) more stuff

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Tag Presentation

Testing Unicode: ▛▙▟▜▐▀▄▌▘▛▙▟▜ ▄█▀

  _____ _             _     ____                  __ _               
 / ____| |           | |   / __ \                / _| |              
| (___ | |_ __ _  ___| | _| |  | |_   _____ _ __| |_| | _____      __
 \___ \| __/ _` |/ __| |/ / |  | \ \ / / _ \ '__|  _| |/ _ \ \ /\ / /
 ____) | || (_| | (__|   <| |__| |\ V /  __/ |  | | | | (_) \ V  V / 
|_____/ \__\__,_|\___|_|\_\\____/  \_/ \___|_|  |_| |_|\___/ \_/\_/  

This blockquote is linked to google. oh no...

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▛▙▟▜▐▀▄▌▘▛▙▟▜ ▄█▀ radp taught me how to do this :-) –  athspk Jan 12 '11 at 12:08

Testing the 1 new answer to this question box that should show up.

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I heard you like links to Stack Exchange, so... http://stackexchange.com

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diddly-do...

test /* */ abc

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  ⇥   Q   W   E   R   T   Y   U  I  O  P  [  ]   \    Del    End PgDn
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    Shift      Z   X   C   V   B   N   M   ,   .   /     Shift    
 Ctrl Fn  Alt                                                        Alt         Ctrl    

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# deb cdrom:[Ubuntu-GNOME 14.04.1 LTS _Trusty Tahr_ - Release amd64 (20140722.2)]/ trusty main multiverse restricted universe

# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty main restricted
deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty main restricted

## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
## distribution.
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates main restricted
deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates main restricted

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team. Also, please note that software in universe WILL NOT receive any
## review or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty universe
deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty universe
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates universe
deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates universe

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu 
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to 
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in 
## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
## security team.
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty multiverse
deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty multiverse
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates multiverse
deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates multiverse

## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-backports main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-backports main restricted universe multiverse

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty-security main restricted
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty-security main restricted
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty-security universe
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty-security universe
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty-security multiverse
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty-security multiverse

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
## 'partner' repository.
## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by Canonical and the
## respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu users.
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu trusty partner
deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu trusty partner

## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by third-party
## developers who want to ship their latest software.
deb http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty main
deb-src http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty main

## This software is Spotify Desktop client
## This is a preview build of Spotify for Linux. As a preview release this version is still unsupported.
deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free

# Latest Virtualbox
deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian trusty contrib
# deb-src http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian trusty contrib
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deb cdrom:[Ubuntu-GNOME 14.04.1 LTS Trusty Tahr - Release amd64 (20140722.2)]/ trusty main multiverse restricted universe

See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to

newer versions of the distribution.

deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty main restricted deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty main restricted

Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the

distribution.

deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates main restricted deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates main restricted

N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu

team. Also, please note that software in universe WILL NOT receive any

review or updates from the Ubuntu security team.

deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty universe deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty universe deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates universe deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates universe

N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu

team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to

your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in

multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu

security team.

deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty multiverse deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty multiverse deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates multiverse deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates multiverse

N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as

extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes

newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.

Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review

or updates from the Ubuntu security team.

deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-backports main restricted universe multiverse deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-backports main restricted universe multiverse

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty-security main restricted deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty-security main restricted deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty-security universe deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty-security universe deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty-security multiverse deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty-security multiverse

Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's

'partner' repository.

This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by Canonical and the

respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu users.

deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu trusty partner deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu trusty partner

This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by third-party

developers who want to ship their latest software.

deb http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty main deb-src http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty main

This software is Spotify Desktop client

This is a preview build of Spotify for Linux. As a preview release this version is still unsupported.

deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free

Latest Virtualbox

deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian trusty contrib

deb-src http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian trusty contrib

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testing an inconsistency between the preview and the final appearance
-->

hello
-->

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Auto-link with /_: http://example.com/_abc.

Manual link with /_: test link

Same with https:

Auto-link with /_: https://example.com/_abc.

Manual link with /_: test link

Broken youtube link: https://youtu.be/_1sOmz1PfF0?t=51s

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Towers of Hanoi

Text

Reset

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How on earth did you do that? –  tbodt Oct 10 '13 at 2:17
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@tbodt: It's done with a link to an off-site php script. Click the edit button to see the answer's source. –  martineau Feb 14 '14 at 19:18
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Warning: you must have your cookies allowed; coz the message you enter currently is stored in the cookies. Click "Post message" to send it to the server!




1234567890-+del
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    ZXCVBNM,./?!
                                                                     

Post message

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cool then @nic, well done! Next game: let users change your avatar by voting. (i.e. put three to choose from, clicking enough times by enough users on one of them will cause auto change) –  Shadow Wizard Jun 17 at 21:27
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@bjb Hey, look! A real chat now :) –  nicael Jun 20 at 16:32

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yes please

inline backticks a b c for the world of markdown d f hoho

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Mostly for comment testing and such. Feel free to test your comments here as well.

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This is one code block with a backslash: \ and this is another one \ and this is a code block with other characters abc.

This is another code block with a backslash \ and then one with an escaped backtick abc \ abc`

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