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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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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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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. This site, Meta Stack Exchange, is usually ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Eeeek! Why do you change core functionality without asking us for feedback first?

So you guys are all familiar with what happened with the envelope and the website design. Since the website is very mature now and people don't really expect experimental/unfinished changes being ...
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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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