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

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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 ...
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Support highlighting using the <mark> tag

I occasionally find cases where it would be useful to highlight portions of text (such as to call out a particularly important portion of a quote or portion of code). CommonMark does not currently ...
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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 ...
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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 "...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Stack Overflow markup for HTML colors

Is there a predefined markup that would allow to specify a color and display it in a more friendly way, e.g., like on Slack that automatically formats #007481 as an additional colored rectangle as ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Markdown table preview does not detect missing blank line before table header

When I edited an answer to add a second markdown table, both the first and second tables rendered correctly in preview, but the second table does not render. I've waited about 10 minutes in case there ...
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Markdown rendering: Trailing backslash for line break is incorrectly included in URLs but works in preview

I have found a bug with the Markdown renderer which causes a difference between what the preview shows and how it is being rendered after posting. The issue appears when attempting to use a forced ...
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Rendering does not seem to work for new post on dba.SE

Is it just me, or is there a problem with the rendering of markdown? Just posted this answer on dba.SE: Searching for a close numeric match on spatial coordinates Unlike with other (pre-existing) ...
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How do I force Stack Snippets to render as a code block?

Usually, posting blocks of code on Stack Exchange websites is very simple: You can indent everything by 4 spaces. Both lines are indented by 4 spaces. or ``` You can start and end the code ...
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Copy tables from spreadsheet software directly as new table format

When I copy the specific Excel cells and paste them on a Stack Exchange site, it's automatically pasting as an image. It would be great if it is pasted as the new table format. OS : Windows 10 Excel:...
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On some sites, the closing fence is visible if post ends immediately after a code block that has an empty line

Example here: The issue goes away if a trailing line break is added. A minimal reproduction of the bug: Ask on Code Golf Enter "```\ncode\n\nmore\n```" so the input field looks like:``` ...
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How can I automatically edit all my answers and questions so that no quotes are broken down?

The CommonMark migration messed up the formatting of many of my posts. Specifically, one common issue is that my quotes are now broken down, e.g.: instead of Screenshots taken from https://stats....
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Markdown renderer changes indentation inside fenced code blocks

On some (but not all!) sites, code fenced blocks (but not indented code blocks!) are indented incorrectly. The following Markdown input: ``` for arg; do if [[ $arg ]]; then echo "$...
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Image not showing up after posting C++ resource.rc code

Here is how the markup code looks like in the post: Posting two linebreaks in HTML fixes the broken image. The final result does not look bad, but there are too many line breaks: Here is my ...
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Electrical Engineering needs a Markdown solution for overline

The introduction of tables was a great addition to the Electrical Engineering substack, since I often want to quote tables from electronic component datasheets. An actual table is far more functional ...
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Link in tag subscription e-mail is not correctly formatted [duplicate]

I'd like to report that the link to this site is not rendered correctly in tag subscription emails.
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Link in quotes rendered as title in edit preview mode but as URL in the rendered post

It looks like links to questions within quotes are being rendered with the question title in the edit mode preview, but as a URL in normal viewing. Given the following question Markdown: Testing some ...
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Add 'Export as Markdown' option to SEDE

Now that Markdown tables are a thing, can we please have an option in the Stack Exchange Data Explorer to export the data in a format that's ready to paste in a Stack Exchange post? I mean, I can do ...
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New Feature: Table Support

Update: I've just enabled this feature network-wide. All sites across Stack Exchange are now able to use tables. Thanks for all the feedback. We'll keep monitoring this question and we'll continue to ...
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MathJax rendering bug with escaped dollar sign (\$), apparently only on crypto.SE

Screenshot: Offending Markdown: (see also live in this post revision on crypto.SE) > $$\left|\Pr_{k\leftarrow_\$\ \{0,1\}^n}[\mathcal{A}(1^n, F(k,-))=1] - \Pr_{f\leftarrow_\$\ \{0,1\}^n\to\{0,1\}^...
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Syntax highlighting error [duplicate]

I'm getting a formatting error on my answer here which I have not encountered before. As you can see part of the code between _ is in italic, this does not happen in preview mode when editing the post....
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View the raw text of a question/answer [duplicate]

I am quite aware of this helpful link for editing questions and answers, but there are several cases that I would find useful to just copy the raw text of another question/answer. Some examples are: ...
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Erroneous “Your post appears to contain code that is not properly formatted as code”?

I just read Stack Overflow won't let me post code, I don't have proper "formatting"? because I get the same error message. However, all code etc is marked as code in my post, see the ...
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Extra space in formatting tips for HTML + Markdown

There is an extra space in formatting tips for the text editor: The text inserted as is produces the following: Markdown works * fine* in here. But we're expecting italic style for "fine" ...
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Not rendering ` *` in comments or titles [duplicate]

It renders correctly in posts ( *), but not above or below.
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Markdown help page should include information on how to resize images in a post

In all of the communities, there's a similar Markdown help page. I'm in particular interested in the images section. Very often when writing Q&As, especially from mobile, users take advantage of ...
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Markdown headers don't work inside spoiler tags [duplicate]

I discovered, while trying to edit a post using a spoiler block, that spoilers appear to interfere with Markdown heading syntax (hash(es) followed by text: # header), causing them to simply not render ...
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Numbered lists display fine after newline only if the first item starts with 1; otherwise, they need an extra newline in between

See this markdown: hello 1. Point 1 2. Point 2 bye 2. Point 2 3. Point 3 Now see how it renders: hello Point 1 Point 2 bye 2. Point 2 3. Point 3 As you see, the numbered list items just display ...
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Markdown doesn't ignore colon in the end of bare URL address

If a hyperlink is followed by a colon, the colon is treated as a part of the hyperlink. An example: https://meta.stackexchange.com/contact: If you have a question about a Stack Exchange site, the ...
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The header “Confirm subscription” does not render in email

I just updated a tag filter and got an email from Stack Exchange to confirm it: As seen, it has a header "confirm subscription" that does not properly render its header. I checked emails ...
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How to fix, or document for users: Escaped backtick rendering, in question/answer or comment [duplicate]

Noting this duplication of topic, I hope this question can also address, what else might be easily done? This is a bug, or should be added to editing notes. Congratulations you discovered meta._....
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Add syntax highlighting support for Dockerfiles

Highlight.js supports syntax highlighting Dockerfiles, but support is not present on Stack Exchange’s version of highlight.js. Please consider adding support for this. Example question on Stack ...
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Add syntax highlighting support for Nim

Highlight.js supports syntax highlighting for Nim here. Questions on Stack Overflow for [nim-lang] currently have no highlighting support, and this would be a valued feature for users.
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Followed question comments have incorrect formatting, in the network profile Inbox page

Looking through my inbox page in the Stack Exchange network profile, I keep seeing that some of the comments I've received on a followed post aren't showing the links in them, which you can see at the ...
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Add syntax highlighting support for nginxconf

Highlight.js supports syntax highlighting for nginx configuration files, but support is not present on Stack Exchange’s version of highlight.js. Please consider adding support for this. Example ...
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Tag excerpts don't support formatting, but their revision history seems to suggest so [duplicate]

Tag excerpts don't support formatting (example). However, their revision history seems to suggest so:
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Ask Question page “Tips to improve question” link overflows sidebar, has incorrect formatting, has incorrect URL on Math SE

Poking around on the Ask Question page on Math SE, I got a notice saying I should improve my question title, and the links to the resources not only had incorrect formatting but also flowed over the ...
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Formatting tip says 4 spaces are needed for nested lists when it appears to be 3

It looks like I was able to make a nested list by using 3 spaces (and then 2 spaces for each additional nested list), even though the formatting tip says "4 or 8 spaces" are required. See ...
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Link to feedback site in tag filter email does not have the correct formatting

I noticed that the email I received for a tag filter I created on Stack Exchange has the following footer: Questions? Comments? Let us know on our [feedback site](https://meta.stackexchange.com). ...
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Should bare URLs to SE posts show up as links in bounty messages, the same way that they do in comments?

From the answer to How does the bounty system work? Can I use Markdown formatting in the bounty remarks? Can I edit the remark? Bounty notices support the Markdown mini format used for comments, with ...
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Bullet lists beginning with empty first bullets render correctly in the preview, but not on the actual post

It displays correctly in the preview. Post Link On this input: * * John * 陳大文 I get the following (as shown in the above screenshot): * John 陳大文
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Question and answer preview is wrongly rendering some Markdown

As you know, an equal sign (=) under a line means header formatting in Markdown (see Markdown Help, for those who don't). The text below: Example has one = underneath it, but with a =) it looks like ...
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“About me” preview wrongly renders some Markdown

When I edit the "About me" section on any of my accounts I see this: Under the "About me" box we can see exactly what I would like to display in my "About me" sections. ...
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How can I list all my questions and answers whose CommonMark rendering doesn't match the cached rendering?

I understand that the CommonMark migration messes up the formatting of some answers and posts once they're edited. How can I list all my questions and answers whose CommonMark rendering doesn't match ...
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Did the automated CommonMark migration mess up the formatting of this answer?

I suspect the automated CommonMark migration messed up the formatting of this answer. Before the migration to CommonMark: https://web.archive.org/web/20200515072655/https://unix.stackexchange.com/...
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Header in quote shown differently in preview and article [duplicate]

The following header ====== renders correctly in the editor preview but once posted it renders incorrectly.

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