Today I noticed that when you click on a tag, it displays the "tag wiki" information at the top of the page. However, it appears that Markdown processor wasn't applied to it.

The bug appears in [linux] SO tag and even in [bug] meta tag.

(And I suppose if it was applied, it wouldn't solve the problem with links of style [xxx][1], since the [1]: xxx.com part would have been trimmed away).

  • excerpts are looking good now, but if you uncomfortable with status-completed I'd can flick this to status-declined – waffles Aug 25 '10 at 11:50
  • @waffles, thanks, the fix looks much better. Further improvement falls under [feature-request] and requires a separate proposal. – P Shved Aug 25 '10 at 13:46

I added some better html stripping algorithms that make linux look good, and Haskell look good.

The stripping of markdown is by-design. I did not want to allow too much noise there cause its prime screen real estate.

For example, if we allowed markdown we would allow:





t h i s b a d excerpt

Instead we attempt to strip all formatting for the excerpt.

An additional issue is that we use the excerpt for the tag hover, we really do not want to allow any formatting there it would distract users (even more)

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    Well, the markdown markup itself is more noisy. :) – kennytm Aug 25 '10 at 9:07
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    Noise? Do you really treat line breaks as unnecessary noise? – P Shved Aug 25 '10 at 9:09
  • Maybe that should be "inappropriate formatting for a more restricted vertical space" rather than "noise". – MarkJ Aug 26 '10 at 15:24
  • I think we can limit to use some simple (and most important) markups such as bold, italic and linking. Without them I feel irritated. – Ooker Feb 13 '15 at 18:17
  • ook, i got the point. Then all the formatting should be stripped before the text is saved. For example, it looks very dirt when their is as asterisk around a word because someone intended it to be italic. – Haris Nov 12 '15 at 11:38

For illustration this is the haskell tag page Screen shot of haskell tag page

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  • That "lambda" was really lucky to survive! – P Shved Aug 25 '10 at 8:14
  • yeah that image should not be there ... – waffles Aug 25 '10 at 11:11

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