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For example in this question that I asked, I wanted to display a blank line at the end of the data in code tags. But I was not able to do that in the normal way.

Is there a workaround or is it simply not possible at all?

I want to display something like this:

some code
<empty line>
some more code
<empty line>

Problem is that the last gets stripped from the code tags!

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I don't see what the purpose of that is – Earlz May 13 '10 at 16:59
    
@Earlz: my paragraph ends are marked by an empty line! – Moeb May 13 '10 at 17:06
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What about:

this.blankLastLine = true;

Source:

<pre><code>this.blankLastLine = true;

</code></pre>
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uniformity => better! – Moeb Jul 5 '10 at 15:20
This might not have worked.
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I don't imagine I know why you would have an empty line at the end, but if you really need them, you can try to use a character which doesn't necessarily display. For example, on my screen, this is a blank line at the end.

Real "blank" lines are not possible as the end of a code block is determined by the presence of non-blank characters.

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That character is not exactly invisible... – Robert Harvey May 13 '10 at 17:08
    
its invisible to me! how did you do it? – Moeb May 13 '10 at 17:11
    
got it! U+200D – Moeb May 13 '10 at 17:13
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Ahh, U+200D is the "magic wand" character? On some computers (Robert's and mine for instance) it displays like ... a magic wand ... but on other computers, it is completely invisible. Sweet! – Jørn Schou-Rode May 13 '10 at 20:33

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