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When answering this question, I wanted to simulate the comment limitation that you can't have bold italics, as it renders as ***only bold*** on comments, but I realized that on the HTML preview it renders as **only italics**, while on the question itself it renders correctly.

This seems to invert both cases.

Of course, this is quite an edge case, not many will go around using \***only bold**\* or **\*only italics\***, but I can imagine cases where this would be a problem.

You can edit this question to see it

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This sounds familiar. – random Apr 14 '10 at 15:22
@random: all markdown errors sound familiar. You have only so much different combinations of syntax. – perbert Apr 14 '10 at 15:26
I can't believe you only just now taxonomized the [edge-case] tag. Seems like this belongs on most bug reports on Meta. – balpha Apr 14 '10 at 15:28
@balpha: cést la vie. – perbert Apr 14 '10 at 15:29
@random: you linked twice to the same one. I guess you wan't me to pick Also, this is quite specific. If closed, I'm not sure if Jeff will even glance at it. – perbert Apr 14 '10 at 15:30
@balpha: There was already a [corner-case] tag. Maybe we should keep bugging Jeff for tag synonyms? – Jon Seigel Apr 14 '10 at 15:33
Duped dupes, but gave you another to have a look over, this thing is hairy. – random Apr 14 '10 at 15:35
@Jon, by completely unscientific methods I've determined that edge case is more commonly used than corner case, although they don't mean exactly the same. – perbert Apr 14 '10 at 15:37
@json: Okay. Is this an edge case or a corner case? :D – Jon Seigel Apr 14 '10 at 16:07
Well, a corner case covers an even more specific detail than an edge case -- it's an edge case of an edge case, if you will. This particular issue is about the inconsistency between the preview of the combination of two markup elements and the display of said combination. Totally a corner case. – Zac Thompson Apr 14 '10 at 18:13
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Don't ask me which particular change fixed this, but preview and final version are identical now. As a side note, bold italics in comments also work now.

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