Is markdown allowed for tag wiki excerpts?

For example, can I do for

An operator used in [tag:perl]

When editing a tag, I was given a link to https://blog.stackoverflow.com/2011/03/redesigned-tags-page/ but no technical information.

The description of a tag wiki excerpt given is

The usage guidance, or tag wiki excerpt, is a short blurb that describes when and why a tag should be used on this site specifically.

Unlike in the version of the help text mentioned in the accepted answer of https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/138024/38765 , there's no information that the excerpt is "plain text".

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    Possible duplicate of Tag links in tag excerpts not shown properly – user642796 Nov 28 '15 at 6:05
  • @ArthurFischer Thanks for that, but the help text I received is different from that mentioned in the accepted answer of the question you link to. – Andrew Grimm Nov 28 '15 at 6:16
  • Hmm.. I guess they have changed that text fairly recently, though they still don't render Markdown in tag wiki excerpts. I wonder why it's been changed to be less clear. – user642796 Nov 28 '15 at 6:32
  • @AndrewGrimm: The text quoted in the second section of the answer is the same as can still be found in the blog post you linked. – Nathan Tuggy Nov 28 '15 at 8:13
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    They changed the text and forgot to explain it's plain text only, so I consider this a bug in wording. – Shadow Wizard is Vaccinating Nov 28 '15 at 11:40

As of June 14th (thanks @Pang), when you edit a tag wiki excerpt, you are reminded that tag wiki excerpts are

(plain text only, no Markdown formatting)

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In tag excerpts, no markdown is allowed. Not even [tag:another-tag] markdown is allowed:

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It is only allowed in tag wikis:

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This is because the tag excerpt is a short description of the tag.

A tag wiki is a full wiki about the tag, so markdown is allowed.


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