I just commented an answer on Stack Overflow. To indicate markup, I surrounded a <b> tag with backticks. But opposite to my expectations, the comment didn't get properly formatted, the backticks just appeared as backticks, like `<b>`.

As you can see in the comments below, putting an ‘s’ at the end triggers this bug, like <b>s; strangely enough, I wrote these kind of tags before, like <span>s, but never got this problem.


This is by design -- comments use a stricter, minimal markdown, and only allow certain characters (space, and some punctuation) to terminate code blocks.

Edit: Backtick handling in comments is now closer to real Markdown, so this works now.

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