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Unbalanced blank lines after inline HTML comments might break formatting


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The JS renders:

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The site renders:

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I didn't put the above in blockquotes as the JS and the C# implementations of Markdown agree on not rendering the list if it is blockquoted, so clicking Edit wouldn't have reproduced the problem..

marked as duplicate by balpha Mar 30 '11 at 10:54

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  • Markdown handling of HTML comments sucks :\ I keep wondering why they got handled by the implementation, but no word about them appears in the "spec". – balpha Mar 30 '11 at 10:54
  • @balpha Well, if you put anything but a blank line right before a list, the list won't be rendered. I guess a comment also counts (although it probably shouldn't.) – badp Mar 30 '11 at 10:56
  • Yeah, the whole HTML comment handling is borked. Some of the regexes are seriously broken, and unfortunately in a way that causes subtle differences in the Markdown implementations to cause different results. That's why it's pretty hard to at least make it consistent between client and server version. – balpha Mar 30 '11 at 11:17