Questions tagged [markdown]

Markdown is a lightweight, plain-text, markup language. It is used across the entire Stack Exchange network for post formatting (Questions, answers, wikis, chat).

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
9
votes
0answers
83 views

Prevent Markdown links from escaping the tilde character (~) on Stack Exchange

When supplying a link that highlights the text on a web page (in Chrome, see note below), a tilde character ~ is used as part of the URL to identify text to highlight: https://meta.stackexchange.com/...
2
votes
0answers
65 views

Is it possible to not embolden table headers? [duplicate]

When creating a table, all headers seem to be emboldened by default: Header 1 Header 2 Sample Sample However, this isn't always desirable since tables can simply house data in a easy to read format,...
11
votes
0answers
92 views

Control width of table cell

I often use tables to improve posts with many and/or large images: it makes it easier for the reader to get an overview of a given situation, it effortlessly turns the images into links so their ...
4
votes
0answers
54 views

Markdown not recognizing characters in URLs, redux: dollar sign

I have two links which I am trying to use in an answer: [10–4–5 (for Terminal facilities)][3] [6–4–4 (for Enroute facilities)][4] and two URLs which those links should point to: [3]: https://www.faa....
7
votes
0answers
84 views

New editor sees quoted images as spoilers, deletes markdown

In an answer, I have some images with the syntax >![][1] [1]: example.com The new editor (when not in markdown mode) wants to interpret this as an empty link in a spoiler: Switching back to ...
10
votes
0answers
58 views

Add support for in-line spoilers

I would like to request an option for in-line spoilers on Stack Exchange. For example, instead of needing to spoiler tag an entire sentence: Or breaking up a sentence with a dedicated spoiler line: ...
10
votes
0answers
50 views

Markdown not properly rendered in 'Convert to edit' mod action description

The description of the mod action 'Convert to edit' contains Markdown which is not rendered: **by the asker** Another option, 'Lock', does contain a rendered link, so it's not a question of the mod ...
5
votes
0answers
54 views

Why did my bullets fail to display as intended in my bounty message even they display properly temporarily sandboxed in an answer post? [duplicate]

Editing bounty messages, is it finally time for a little "Love"? (anti-Doh! feature request) discusses the possibility of having perhaps five minutes to edit bounty messages because we can ...
4
votes
0answers
29 views

Markdown diff shows headers changed, but only body text changed [duplicate]

On the revision history for this post, there are a couple edits which show changes to headers when viewed Inline: But when switching to the Side-by-side Markdown diff, it appears the changes only ...
2
votes
1answer
51 views

Unordered list is shown as nested in the on-site rendering but flat in the post editor

I use Chrome (latest version), and there is an obvious bug. Look at this post. Click to "edit" that post and without making any changes, just look at that post how it looks like in the &...
7
votes
1answer
91 views

Markdown characters in code both shown and rendered as markdown

With certain syntax colourings active (for example "apl" but not "c"), and for certain specific characters, symbols that have meaning in markdown are visible while also causing ...
13
votes
2answers
138 views

Make "The Comprehensive Formatting Test" into its own FAQ post

In the Formatting Sandbox there is one excellent answer, The Comprehensive Formatting Test. This answer gives examples of all known uses of markdown that are currently supported. Whilst the answer isn'...
-10
votes
1answer
133 views

Should we add placeholders for referencing upvotes, downvotes, views, etc. of a question/answer?

Often when writing meta posts, you are referencing values such as upvotes, downvotes, and views from other questions. This results in lots of "at the time of writing" and "currently&...
9
votes
0answers
58 views

Period (.) after a link renders after the link in preview, but as part of the link in the rendered post, when there are bold/italic markers

This is not a duplicate of this similar, much older bug report, as the Markdown renderers have changed since that report (as a result of the CommonMark transition), and that report was marked ...
27
votes
1answer
192 views

Include comment markdown formatting in "Share" link

I find I often want to link to other related questions in comments and frequently use the "Share" link below a question: Invariably, I also want to share the title for a readable link, so ...
9
votes
0answers
108 views

Omitting the space after the ">" in chat, for a multiline quote, works half-way

Quotes in chat are supposed to require a space after the > > note the space between ">" and "note" Thus, as expected, >quote renders as ">quote", and > ...
5
votes
1answer
105 views

Some lines of code block are bold when the question has at least two language tags

We've found this problem in this question on Stack Overflow in Portuguese, but I've also tested in other sites (English and Spanish SO's), and it happened there as well. In the aforementioned ...
5
votes
1answer
112 views

Markdown, nested list : how to incorporate a nested list between two lines of a same list element

This is something I never managed to do with markdown. I write a list. In one of the elements, I am writing a paragraph, and then I want to list things again. So I create a nested list. So far so good....
3
votes
2answers
116 views

Is there a way to make a table with many lines in a cell?

In this question, I want to make this table: Is there a way to make a table having many lines in a cell?
-14
votes
1answer
200 views

I need help and the site is not letting me post my code. Says “Your post appears to contain code that is not properly formatted as code.”

I am trying to learn React and there's a concept that I'm feeling pretty stuck on. I was hoping someone could help me and I've been trying to put effort into making a question post detailing my ...
38
votes
1answer
290 views

Can we please get a <ref>erence / [cite]ation feature?

Some stacks (or should I say: all scientific and linguistic ones) have extensive quotation needs, others do try to make people back it up, best with citations to authorities. Some Q&A might cite ...
1
vote
3answers
98 views

Bug in Stack Overflow Markdown rendering when code follows a list [duplicate]

Code following a list, though not to be included in the list itself, is not correctly rendered, as shown below. I have tried inserting linebreaks, to no avail. Inserting "dummy" text will ...
5
votes
3answers
122 views

Is there a way to prevent a word with a hyphen from being split when wrapped?

If I write a word that itself contains a hyphen, and it happens to be near the end of a line, then it will get split at the hyphen during word wrapping. But sometimes this has undesirable (to me, ...
5
votes
0answers
72 views

Question URL with quotes displays the actual question title during the edit preview, but not when the edit is saved

The Space SE question What have astronauts used rolls of Kapton tape for? originally looks like this to me: Enclosing the URLs in quotes prevents the replacement of the URL with the actual question ...
4
votes
0answers
35 views

Text selection overflows in revisions, "Side-by-side Markdown" mode

When trying to select text in a side-by-side revision, that is, select the text from one side, it works perfectly fine. However, the selection overflows to the other side when using "Side-by-side ...
4
votes
1answer
104 views

How can I make regular words small? [duplicate]

I want to make words small (like image credits), and I tried all the available edit buttons for words. How can I make regular words small?
-7
votes
1answer
403 views

Preventing Zalgo text from spanning outside the box

When an extraneous amount of Zalgo text is posted, it will span outside the box and prevent others from seeing the posts above/below it. Zalgo text should be contained inside the box so that it doesn'...
-1
votes
4answers
197 views

When is the use of bold appropriate in a question?

I recently had a question edited to remove my bold formatting. I use bold to highlight the key question within my question body. Why is this inappropriate use of bold? How can I L2-normalize ...
4
votes
0answers
39 views

Unable to translate "markdown in HTML" part of formatting tips

There's an untranslatable sentence in formatting tips while asking a new question: Similar block has translation for post edit editor: Could this sentence please be added for translation DB?
2
votes
1answer
87 views

Lines starting with a hash without spaces before the words stopped to be recognised as headers [duplicate]

I made a small edit of the post https://stackoverflow.com/revisions/25855713/5 that showed steps and sub steps as html headers, and noticed that after my change the steps start to be shown as plain ...
1
vote
0answers
45 views

Is there any WYSIWYG editor for these websites? [duplicate]

I'm not very comfortable with Markdown. Is there any way we can access a WYSIWYG editor for answers, with buttons for inserting the same content as Markdown can? On the Post Your Answer section, I see ...
3
votes
0answers
33 views

Table immediately preceded by a bolded line does not render [duplicate]

I have just written an answer containing extensive quotes from the ECMA-262 specification. One of the elements quoted is a table. xyzzy |foo|bar| |:-|:-| |a|b| |c|d| The table displays correctly in ...
5
votes
1answer
58 views

Markdown list rendering mismatch between preview and actual post

I was browsing a Stack Overflow question and in an answer there is an ordered list, but it was written using ) instead of . so I tried to edit it. When in click edit the list was rendered correctly as ...
3
votes
0answers
47 views

Make "[feedback site]" a proper link in digest emails [duplicate]

The feedback site link is Stack Exchange digest emails is rendered incorrectly. I expected a proper link, as above, and got markdown: Questions? Comments? Let us know on our [feedback site](https://...
-5
votes
1answer
147 views

Markdown to HTML online converters not converting spoiler tags properly [closed]

Context: When I write questions or answers on puzzling.stackexchange.com, I want to copy paste these questions and answers to my own site also. I believe that puzzling.stackexchange uses Markdown and ...
11
votes
0answers
83 views

Table Markdown content in a question breaks only when posted [duplicate]

A user on Puzzling.SE reported this apparent bug: This is what it looked like in the preview thing in the edit mode, Then, this is what it looked like in question. We already know that a broken ...
2
votes
1answer
70 views

Why does copying a code block line contain a trailing newline?

Using macOS and Chrome, triple clicking a line to select and copy in a code block results in a trailing newline. When pasting a command into a shell, this results in the cursor being placed on a line ...
8
votes
0answers
183 views

A specific combination of pre and code tags breaks the page

As a Preamble DO NOT DO THIS. If you find a bug, do remember to undo the damage and report responsibly.. I just had to edit a post(now deleted) that horribly broke the sandbox. I had to figure out ...
3
votes
1answer
257 views

What is the correct way to insert images to Stack Exchange posts?

The default code to insert images into Stack Exchange is: [![example image][1]][1] [1]: image-url This creates an image link of the provided image, like: But if you change the code to the ...
8
votes
1answer
77 views

Markdown stopped working inside of <sub> and <sup> tags! [duplicate]

In this post, at the bottom there's a section wrapped in <sub> </sub> (see screenshot below). As you can see, markdown no longer works in it: the links are not rendered correctly, and ...
8
votes
0answers
39 views

Quick fix to clarify markdown help for comments

I'm pretty ashamed to admit how often I mix up the hyperlink markdown when writing a comment, but I see this error often enough throughout the network that I wonder if a small fix could help alleviate ...
2
votes
0answers
49 views

Wrong in-line code formatting [duplicate]

I have a problem with in-line code formatting here: Problems with cookies and TortoiseSVN I want to make two different in line code in single comment. What I'm doing wrong? This is how it looks ...
2
votes
1answer
57 views

Difference in Markdown between my profile and network profile

My information on my regular profile currently looks like this: But currently, my network profile looks like this: Notice how the header "my network-wide stats" is less bolded than the ...
4
votes
1answer
134 views

Where is the documentation for MarkdownSharp?

I want to use the same functionality on my website as Stack Overflow / Stack Exchange uses with the text editor (in which I am currently typing). I have seen and downloaded MarkdownSharp, because ...
4
votes
0answers
66 views

Markdown Table Display Bug

I just noticed this answer that got bumped up recently on RPG SE. The editor was trying to replace a formerly MathJax-based table with one in Markdown, which is fine. But the table isn't working at ...
6
votes
0answers
64 views

Post body elision doesn’t handle HTML entities

I am seeing this on the questions page of Security Stack Exchange right now: The question description is truncated right in the middle of the &quot; HTML entity. The result is the string "...
4
votes
0answers
79 views

Markdown Tables in spoilers [duplicate]

Markdown tables do not work in spoilers (they do in blockquotes) with the standard syntax. In my mind this should be supported, so I think it's a [bug] rather than a [feature request] :). I tried to ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

How to disable syntax highlighting in Markdown fenced code blocks [duplicate]

For indented code blocks, adding <!-- language: lang-none --> disables syntax highlighting. What about for fenced code blocks? Can I use lang-none or none in fenced code blocks too? Which of the ...
13
votes
3answers
280 views

How can I use the pipe (|) symbol in a table?

I must use the pipe (|) symbol in a table cell. How can I do that? Is there an escape character for it? For example: |Code |Comment | |-----|----------| |a | b|Comment 1 | Table: Code Comment a b ...
6
votes
1answer
39 views

Edit the Formatting Help Page to include Markdown syntax for Tables

New Feature: Table Support has not yet been documented in the Formatting help page, as a result, many users across the SE network are still displaying tables with images, which are invisible to ...

1
2 3 4 5
38