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I noticed that syntax highlighting isn't enabled for chat.meta.stackoverflow.com.

Here is a good example: http://chat.meta.stackoverflow.com/chats/message/5365

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I can't get to either of your links. – uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Jul 14 '10 at 16:08
Because it requires a password? If so, check the blog. – Jack M. Jul 14 '10 at 16:25
Possible Dupe: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/57041/… – Dan McClain Jul 14 '10 at 16:48
@phsr: It is not a dupe. In this context we want highlighting for code that appears directly in a message, not something from another site. – kennytm Jul 14 '10 at 17:22
A user made this for the PHP room gist.github.com/connorGFX/5891914 and this for the JS room gist.github.com/connorGFX/5891838 I've been using it for almost a year, and it works amazing. Hopefully, SO will get onboard and add syntax highlighting to chat. – cryptic ツ Nov 17 '13 at 13:39

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This is by design for now -- we aren't doing syntax highlighting of code in chat.

However, we do support oneboxing of gists:


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I'm not trying to be impolite, but I would really like to know the reason behind that decision. Is it because it's too JS-heavy for a chat, or something like that? – Ariane Jun 5 '13 at 2:10

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