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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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://...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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