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The example unfriggingbelievable in the official Markdown doc is broken here. Broken in comments and broken in answers and questions.

marked as duplicate by psubsee2003, Bart, Mat, Mad Scientist, Antony Jan 3 '14 at 10:24

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  • It works it just needs space on either side - test test2 a_test3_a a*test4*a – OGHaza Jan 3 '14 at 10:19
  • That's not exactly "in the middle of a word" then @OGHaza... – ben is uǝq backwards Jan 3 '14 at 10:20
  • @psubsee2003 — I don't know what “WMD” are — apart from “weapons of mass destruction” ;-) . – Nicolas Barbulesco Jan 3 '14 at 10:22
  • @benisuǝqbackwards, true, I missed the example he was referring to, but do we even use the entirety of that markdown? or a subset? editing-help says nothing about mid word emphasis. From the duplicates it's status by-design anyway. – OGHaza Jan 3 '14 at 10:22
  • @Antony — No. My problem is simpler, it does not mix several markings. – Nicolas Barbulesco Jan 3 '14 at 10:23
  • possible duplicate of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 ... – Antony Jan 3 '14 at 10:26
  • @OGHaza — The editing help here says : “Need More Detail? [Sic] Visit the official Markdown syntax reference page.” And this is a good idea, because the editing help here is incomplete. But the example given in the official Markdown help does not work here. There is a bug somewhere. – Nicolas Barbulesco Jan 3 '14 at 10:36
  • @NicolasBarbulesco I don't know what WMD is either in that context, but the question is a duplicate. inter-word emphasis is explicitly disabled due to the problems introduced when dealing with code because of the common usage of underscores in variable names. If you want it enabled, you'd need to open a new question as a feature request (but don't bet on it getting implemented unless you can come up with a very compelling reason). – psubsee2003 Jan 3 '14 at 10:36
  • Nicolas, I see and you're right. However if you read the duplicate you'll see this is intentional to stop things like my_file_name.txt getting screwed up. – OGHaza Jan 3 '14 at 10:37
  • @psubsee2003 — About making a feature request : it seems that someone has done that, but then this feature request has been “marked as duplicate” or something like that. – Nicolas Barbulesco Jan 3 '14 at 10:40
  • @NicolasBarbulesco no, this isn't a feature request, this is a bug report. (hence the bug tag). – psubsee2003 Jan 3 '14 at 10:41
  • @OGHaza — Then what about the stars ? What about making <em>em</em>phasis work in the comments ? I doubt many people name their files like <em>Satanic</em>FileNameHaHaHa. – Nicolas Barbulesco Jan 3 '14 at 10:45
  • @psubsee2003 — Here it is : meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/116990/add-the-ability-to-add-emphasis-to-part-of-a-word-in-markdown. It is a feature request. – Nicolas Barbulesco Jan 3 '14 at 10:48
  • For comments that would come under Allow HTML Tags in Comments, I really don't know any more about this issue than you do though. – OGHaza Jan 3 '14 at 10:49
  • @NicolasBarbulesco I generally don't agree with closing feature requests as dups of bug reports, but random must have had his reason. I voted to reopen that feature request regardless. – psubsee2003 Jan 3 '14 at 11:02