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How does Stack Overflow handle this case? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What HTML tags are allowed on Stack Overflow, Server Fault, and Super User? I'm inserting the following script into my post, which is removed when shown. How did this happen? ...
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underlining with `<u>` does not work in `<pre>` [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What HTML tags are allowed on Stack Exchange sites? Within the <pre>-environment the tag <u> has no visible effect (Firefox 7.0.1 but also earlier like 3.6.17). I ...
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Javascript inside question [duplicate]

what happen if a post the following question in stackoverflow? <script> alert("javascript"); </script> In other words, does stackoverflow sanitize the question text?
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BB Codes for about me section [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What HTML tags are allowed on Stack Exchange sites? From where I can find the BB codes to be used in the "About me" box in my profile? If anyone have the list with them, ...
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Unable to set shares and flairs targets [duplicate]

I have used the Area51 Proposal shares and also the flairs of profile but they don't target new tab or window I tried to add the target="_blank" but that doesn't seems to be work With Target ...
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Units in img width/height breaks image [duplicate]

In both the preview and rendered question, this does not work: <img src="http://i.stack.imgur.com/R7QBb.jpg" width="100px" height="100px"> ..as the image doesn't appear (cleaned up by HTML ...
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HTML Tags Used in Data Explorer [duplicate]

I was doing some queries on the Data Explorer and I noticed that the post Body is stored in HTML format instead of Markdown like I expected. I'm interested in parsing this HTML (obviously not with ...
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Formatting Sandbox

Note: Answers will occasionally be moved to the Sandbox archive when there are too many of them. When using them to report bugs, keep an eye. As per Jeff's suggestion in this comment: You can use ...
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Lower the amount of reputation needed to comment

This question is a great example of people coming from Google and using answers as comments. I understand the reputation threshold is there to prevent spam, but Answers are just as prone to spam as ...
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Resizing an image in a post?

Is it possible to resize an image in an answer? For example, How important is PhD research topic to getting a job? has an answer that should have the image in the answer, but it's too big. Is there a ...
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Add a strike-through to the editing interface

If you highlight some text, you can just press a button to have it automatically emphasized on indented 4 spaces for a code sample. I think it would be great if we had this feature with strike-...
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Making a better image uploader

For those who don't know me, I'm a product designer here at Stack Overflow. Currently I'm working on a project called Teams (for more information about Teams and other projects, read Tim's post on ...
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What's the recommended syntax for an image with a link?

What's the recommended syntax for an image with a hyperlink? I tried doing it with the markdown toolbar buttons and the image and link buttons conflict with each other, so I had to resort to HTML. ...
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Support anchor names in posts

I admit this feature request is probably somewhat limited in useful scope, but I'm throwing it out there anyway. Inspired by this answer, and because I want to use it on this one, I'm requesting that ...
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The Stack Imgur service is no longer resizing images correctly

I noticed at the start of August 2018 that new images like https://i.stack.imgur.com/MJrvX.png no longer resize when an m is placed before .png. Original image: https://i.stack.imgur.com/MJrvX.png ...
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Why can we format text with bold and italic but not underline?

Why is it that italic and bold formatting is available while underline is not? I guess it is voluntary, I'm just wondering why that would be the case.
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How do I escape the hash sign (#) if I want to use it in the section title?

In this SO answer, I wanted to use the header Script component code in C# using the section title. However, the markdown syntax removed the hash sign (#) and it currently displays the text as Script ...
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Thumbnail image on Stack Overflow

How can you thumbnail an uploaded image on Stack Overflow?
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Can we add Markdown support for tables?

This is similar to: Is there Markdown to create tables? and Please add support for tables in answers and questions, but is slightly different. The other questions are asking more of a why question, ...
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Why can't table markup elements be used? [duplicate]

In What HTML tags are allowed on Stack Exchange sites?, Jeff explains which basic HTML elements are allowed. Near the end he states We do not and will not allow table tags -- sorry. This is ...
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Is it possible to horizontally center an image on Stack Exchange sites?

Since we can only use Markdown and a limited subset of HTML/CSS is it possible to center an image, or any block element for that matter, on the Stack Exchange sites?
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Please add support for tables in answers and questions

I would like to use tables in answers and questions. Without such support, I find myself using ASCII art tables with the code-text tool, but that takes too long, and isn't really maintainable. This ...
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SO-specific markup - definitive resource?

Is there a definitive source of all possible markup for all the SO sites? For instance, I saw on one meta site someone putting tag links in their question, and it showed up looking like the actual ...
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Better style for HTML 'definition list' <dl> elements

Among allowed HTML tags there are tags which together form 'definition list', namely <dl> (definition list), <dt> (definition term), and <dd> (definition description) elements. They ...
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Could we have a nicer way to display multiple images?

Sometimes I write answers where I use lots of images of similar things. An example is this post: what the flutes look like is relevant to understanding the question, so I wanted to include lots of ...
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How does Stack Overflow syntax highlight citations so well?

I posted a citation in an answer to a question, reproduced here: H. Muhammad and R. Ierusalimschy. C APIs in extension and extensible languages. Journal of Universal Computer Science, 13(6):839–853, ...
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Markdown quirk on bold and italics

***SomeText*** gives SomeText but ***Some_Text*** gives Some_Text It seems as though there's interference with the underscore character, since it can be used itself as markup for italics. Only ...
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1answer
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How to add the mathematical symbol for 'power' (like X ^ 2) to a question?

I'm asking a simple question in Stack Overflow. The question is somehow related to mathematics. Is there a way to show the mathematical symbol for power (X^Y) appropriately? Edit: The following ...
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How can I paste HTML markup into a Stack Overflow question field? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I format my code blocks? When I put HTML into the form field for Stack Overflow questions, it doesn't show up. Why is this, and is there a way to get HTML markup to ...
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Add support for abbr tag

The <abbr> tag is useful to clarify abbreviations without hunting down external links for them. Migrating this from: http://stackoverflow.uservoice.com/pages/1722-general/suggestions/118664-add-...
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Can we use 'kbd' according to its definition in HTML5?

Can the kbd element be used according to its definition in the HTML5 (CR) spec, or do we have further restrictions for its use on Stack Exchange sites? The editing help only gives an example, but no ...
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Also use alt tag as title on images

When linking to an image using the Markdown Syntax ![alt text][1] The alt text gets added as the "alt" attribute on the img tag, which is correct. It would be nice if it could also be added as the "...
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FAQ for Stack Exchange sites

Community FAQ For sites in the Stack Exchange 2.0 network To see a list of commonly used words and phrases, see the glossary. For official guidance from Stack Exchange, visit the Help Center. ...
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> is closing html comments without a — delimiter

If I try to put something like this into a question or answer <!-- <br>s are important here --> the first > after the "br" is matched to the first < before the "!--", resulting in ...
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Automatically resize high-resolution screenshots

On a modern Apple device with a high-resolution screen, if I take a screenshot of a window, this is what I get: As you can see, when the image is displayed normally, it's too big. Because my screen ...
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Why is the “About me” field in a profile not Markdown enabled?

If you have such a good way to do formatting in questions/answers why isn't it used for the "about me" section on the profile page? It looks easy to make and adds just a little bit more consistency.
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How to post HTML text on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

If I'm trying to post a question/answer on Stack Overflow, with some code that contains HTML text syntax inside, how do I do it nice with highlights. For example, I would like to post this line: ...
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What is the Stackoverflow markup language syntax? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which tools and technologies are used to build the Stack Exchange Network? Has anyone a link to the stack exchange markup syntax? Yeah, I know, surely there is another ...
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Why does Stack Exchange use Markdown for the formatting of posts?

Why does Stack Exchange use Markdown? I think HTML could be fine as well. Does Markdown have more advantages over HTML?
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Answer in meta deleted because it was unpopular?

My answer (10k+ only) in the question Stack Overflow is overrun with bullies? has been deleted. I realize that my answer is not popular (I got a bunch of downvotes), but I have reread the FAQ and ...
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Make it easier to put quotes around code samples

When I include code samples within a phrase of one of my answers, I find it hard to see that code from the rest of the phrase. Because of this, I like to put quotes around code, like this: 'code ...
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How to write text in small font [duplicate]

I remember seeing some questions and answers in which some text was written in small fonts, but, I haven't found a matching tag in the whitelisted HTML tags. How did they do this?
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Links in <angle-brackets> don't show up

Links in <> do not appear in questions. Here is an example: <meta.stackexchange.com> is above. It is invisible.
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Add picture link in “About Me” page

I want to provide a link to my LinkedIn profile on the About Me page of my StackOverflow profile in the form of a link badge. LinkedIn offers several link badges and their HTML code. I chose one ...
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Scale down images in SO question

I would like to include an image in a question I'm asking on StackOverflow. However it is a large image and takes up more space than I'd like it to. I'd like to scale it down a bit without having to ...
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Can I add some HTML in my SO Profile 'About me' text box to show some button from linkedin?

In my SO profile, I tried to do Edit profile and there in "About Me" text box, I tried to paste a HTML code as below provided by linkedin.com to display a button which would link to my profile on ...
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Why are HTML tags silently ignored?

When people ask questions and put HTML tags outside of code blocks one of two things happens. It's a supported tag and it changes the formatting. This is usually OK, because it's easy to spot that ...
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Allowing single newlines?

Hi all.. Why is it that you can't do single-newlines? More often than not it bothers me not to be able to do so. Are there any reason it's been disallowed in the first place?
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Allow single quotes in link when writing question or answer

When I write HTML tags, I tend to put things in single-quotes, i.e. class='foo'. When I go to make a link on here, <a href='http://foo.com'>foo</a> doesn't work, but <a href="http://foo....
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Preventing the editor from mangling what I type? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Where is the FAQ? How do I get my code blocks formatted? I inserted some code (not as code, just copy and pasted) into one of my answers and noticed that the code got ...

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