This post shows that one can get an answer body for a Stack Exchange question. However, I'm trying to see if it's possible to get the original markdown version of the answer, not one that's been converted to HTML.

Is there anything like that?

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Yes, the field body_markdown returns the post body in MarkDown.

Live Example: so meta.

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    This is the most meta-meta-meta-meta-ness ever. Perfect and thanks!!
    – dthree
    Commented Aug 27, 2015 at 1:49
  • do you know why this request requires an access token? I'm not making any changes....
    – dthree
    Commented Aug 27, 2015 at 17:06
  • It shouldn't, and (for me) it doesn't.
    – user259867
    Commented Aug 27, 2015 at 17:09
  • Sorry - learning here. I edited the filter and chose an option that requires elevated access. All good now. Thanks!!!
    – dthree
    Commented Aug 27, 2015 at 17:35

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