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I just commented an answer on Stack Overflow. To indicate markup, I surrounded a <b> tag with backticks. But opposite to my expectations, the comment didn't get properly formatted, the backticks just appeared as backticks, like `<b>`.

As you can see in the comments below, putting an ‘s’ at the end triggers this bug, like <b>s; strangely enough, I wrote these kind of tags before, like <span>s, but never got this problem.

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Just a test: italics, bold, code. – Marcel Korpel May 25 '10 at 10:34
Another test: <b> (backticks around angle brackets around b, as described in the post). – Jon Skeet May 25 '10 at 10:36
And now exactly the same, with an ‘s’ at the end: <b>s and some other text. – Marcel Korpel May 25 '10 at 10:38
Also see meta.stackexchange.com/questions/51417/… – Marcel Korpel May 27 '10 at 13:37

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This is by design -- comments use a stricter, minimal markdown, and only allow certain characters (space, and some punctuation) to terminate code blocks.

Edit: Backtick handling in comments is now closer to real Markdown, so this works now.

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