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I just finished updating an answer to this question and I noticed that a big quote block has syntax highlighting. I did hit the code button originally but then I switched it to quote and now you can clearly see the > characters on the left side of the paragraph.

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I further improved the formatting of your answer based on the documents you referenced; hope you don't mind.

I think by copying directly from the PDF, the content in your second quote block got indented enough to form a code block within the quote block, hence the coloring.

Anyway, I usually avoid using the quote button or Ctrl+Q as it breaks a paragraph into many lines and prepends > to all of them, making it very hard to format correctly when there are other elements such as code blocks or lists. Instead I prepend > by hand to each paragraph. Formatting by hand always makes things easier — unless you're talking about indenting code blocks of course, in which case I still use Ctrl+K.

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I just noticed the change. Of course I don't mind. So if it's not a bug, should the question be deleted? –  Aleadam Apr 7 '11 at 5:22
    
@Aleadam, Would you mind accepting BoltClock's answer instead of deleting? –  YOU Apr 7 '11 at 5:24
    
@Aleadam: You can retag it as either discussion or support, perhaps. –  BoltClock's a Unicorn Apr 7 '11 at 5:28
    
@YOU is there a tag for non-bug or similar instead? (Edit: I type too slow) –  Aleadam Apr 7 '11 at 5:28
    
@Aleadam, BoltClock already answered above. support would be good one IMHO :-) –  YOU Apr 7 '11 at 5:29
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blockquote and code block could be nested, so your edits is appears in html like this

<blockquote>
     <pre class="default prettyprint">
          <code>
                .......

If you think you set wrong formatting, you should undo it first, for example, hit code block button(ctrl+k) to undo code block and hit blockquote button (ctrl+q) to make blockquote.

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Sorry I retagged it. I did not mean <blockquote> , but the simpler "> this is quote" block –  Aleadam Apr 7 '11 at 5:18
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@Aleadam: He's referring to the HTML that's generated by your Markdown. –  BoltClock's a Unicorn Apr 7 '11 at 5:20
    
@BoltClock I'm such a noob :) –  Aleadam Apr 7 '11 at 5:24
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