I placed some source-code in the "About Me" section and it does not seem to work properly.

During the formatting <!-- language: java --> results syntax-highlighted code in the preview box but after saving, on the profile page the code which should be formatted is just a simple text with grey background and consolase fonttype.


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We don't support syntax highlighting in the profile. If you want to make a case for why we should, a feature request would be fine.

I'll see about turning the preview off (thanks for pointing that out, Patrick!) to match the server-side behaviour.

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    Agreed. Doesn't seem useful, but can the editor be fixed then? It is confusing now. Mar 29, 2015 at 19:56
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    @PatrickHofman What do you mean? Fixed how?
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Mar 29, 2015 at 20:04
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    According to OP the highlighting seems to work in the preview box, but not in the end result. That seems a bug to me. Mar 29, 2015 at 20:33
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    @PatrickHofman Ahh, I missed that part. Sorry about that. I'll see about turning that off.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Mar 29, 2015 at 20:36
  • Retagged better now. Mar 29, 2015 at 20:40
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    @AdamLear is there a regression wrt the preview? I just saw a fresh post on MSO about it: meta.stackoverflow.com/q/388031/578411. Maybe the code fences are to blame?
    – rene
    Aug 1, 2019 at 14:51

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