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I asked a question on StackOverflow and later added some more information. I included a quote initially in a code block, but then I edited the question, highlighted those two lines, and clicked the "block quote" button on the top, thus adding > to the beginning of each line. While in edit mode, the preview showed it formatted as a quote. But after saving, the page is showing it still formatted as code. You can tell because the two words to and or are navy blue.

To test, I copied the URL from one browser to another browser. I can still see the two blue words, indicating it's formatted as code instead of a quote.

  • No repo. Looks fine for me. – TronicZomB May 24 '13 at 1:38
  • When looking at the code insight, the to and or are in their own span, which formats the font color as navy blue. – Jerry Dodge May 24 '13 at 1:40
  • oh ok... makes sense – TronicZomB May 24 '13 at 1:42
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The way you have it formatted is a code block inside a blockquote. You still have 4 spaces in front of the text in the blockquote, so the Markdown parser still thinks it's code. Just clicking the blockquote button does not automatically undo code-formatted text inside it.

Removing the spaces fixes the problem.

  • Ahh, that explains it. One of those "duh" things :D – Jerry Dodge May 24 '13 at 1:41

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