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When trying to answer a badly formatted question, I tend to click "edit" to view the raw Markdown text, as this tends to be better formatted than the displayed text.

But during a pending suggested edit, I can't view this, so I can't see, for example on Stack Overflow, the correct format of the data layout.

Is there a way around this?

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Such a mechanism already exists. From Kyle Cronin's answer to Can I view the Markdown-source of an unedited question/answer?:

It's possible, but it's not exposed in the UI. What you need to do is isolate the post number (I'm using this post, 1690, as an example) and go to this url:


From here, you can click the "view source" button to see the source of the post.

On this question, the revisions URL would be https://meta.stackexchange.com/posts/329248/revisons.

Also, if the question has been previously edited, clicking the edited x mins ago link goes to the revisions page.

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