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Why doesn't SO syntax-highlight my PHP code? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Syntax highlighting language hints Changes to syntax highlighting I just asked a question on SO Facebook API scope and it's refusing to do a syntax highlight on my PHP code. ...
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Why isn't syntax highlighting working in a question? [duplicate]

I recently edited this question and now the syntax highlighting is gone (actually, I don't remember if it was there to begin with). Before clicking Save Edits, the highlighting was visible but not ...
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What is the technology used for syntax highlighting? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Changes to syntax highlighting Some languages are not managed by the coloration system, such as nvelocity. What is the technology used by Stack Overflow for syntax ...
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How does the code highlighting feature work? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Changes to syntax highlighting Over at ServerFault we are having a community discussion about wether or not we should enable code highlighting. However we can't seem to find ...
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How does Stack Overflow know how to style code blocks? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Changes to syntax highlighting Code blocks posted on Stack Overflow get marked up with an assortment of colors based on the languages they're written in. How does SO know ...
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639 votes
258 answers

Formatting Sandbox

Notes: 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 on the post. You may also want to take a look at the ...
807 votes
15 answers

Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

This is an unofficial list/changelog of new features and various changes to Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network. It is maintained by the community, while a Stack Exchange employee changes ...
377 votes
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Syntax highlighting language hints [duplicate]

Do you think it would be worthwhile to provide hints as to what language to use for the syntax highlighting? Sometimes I find the highlighting on SQL or VB.NET answers is more distracting than ...
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What is syntax highlighting and how does it work?

I noticed that sometimes my code gets highlighted in different colors when rendered. What is syntax highlighting? How does it work? Why isn't my code being highlighted correctly? How do I report a ...
142 votes
3 answers

Manually specify language for syntax highlighting [duplicate]

This is a follow-up to a question I answered earlier (Changes to syntax highlighting). For most questions that have more than one language-related tag and those with fuzzy languages (for instance ....
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158 votes
1 answer

Interface options for specifying language prettify [duplicate]

I'm the maintainer for Google Code Prettify. Markup authors can specify the language for source code, but not markdown authors. Are the SO admins interested in a way of doing this? If so, might the ...
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86 votes
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What is a historical lock, and what is it used for?

Historical locks are sometimes applied to questions. What is a historical lock? What is the purpose of a historical lock? How are questions affected by historical locking? When is it appropriate to ...
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Separating consecutive code blocks

Currently, trying to put two code blocks one after the other results in one big code block. CodeBlock1 { // Hey, look at me! } CodeBlock2 { // I'm different (but not really). } How do I ...
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How do I get code to show up with color syntax highlighting? [duplicate]

How do I get the following to show up (on stackoverflow) with color syntax highlighting? class Foo { internal Foo() { for (int i = 0; i < 42; ++i); } }
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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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