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Questions tagged [markdown-preview]

Questions about the live Markdown preview of posts as they're being typed.

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Request for per-question setting to treat Title as raw rext, and include Title in preview pane

Context: I reported a bug (IMO) regarding automatic rendering of -- in Titles as a single long dash. In the process I learned that even more happens to the Title than just showing -- as —. I feel ...
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Answer previews in mobile web SE pages [duplicate]

Unless I am blind, the mobile web editor does not offer a preview of an answer, unlike the desktop web and Android application which do. I would use the Android application (which I like) for the ...
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Preview on editing profile looks different from actual profile page

When editing my profile, I noticed that <h1> has a bottom border and bold text (click the first image), while <a> has text underline. Click to see full image But on the actual ...
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Question title isn’t obtained from the http link

In the post preview both the http and https links are looked same: At the same time the normal view contains a raw link instead of the question title for http version: Both links are ...
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Edit toolbar and preview aren't loading correctly for tag wikis [duplicate]

When I try to create or edit a tag wiki, I don't see the edit toolbar, neither do I see the preview below the post: When I attempt to load an editing form for a post, it briefly shows like this, ...
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Float preview to the right

I know this has been posted years before, but screens have become wider... Preview on the right please, optionally? Float the editing window It would be nice if it was possible to have the editing ...
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Auto-expand the editor size up to the screen/view size while the text grows

For example, if I am typing and I hit the editor current box size, instead of adding the scroll bar, expand the editor box size up to the screen view size. Only then, add the scroll bar. This is ...
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URL with multiple ending parentheses produces broken links in markdown preview

I tried to create a link to https://docs.racket-lang.org/reference/Filesystem.html?q=rktl#(idx._(gentag._305._(lib._scribblings%2Freference%2Freference..scrbl))) using Markdown in this way: [example]...
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Why does the preview not show the title? [duplicate]

(e.g. on this site.) This omission hides the alterations that the site makes automatically and silently upon submission e.g. this one.
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Auto-rendering of links stops working after the fifth link … or does it? [duplicate]

This question contains ten links to other posts on the Stack Exchange network. On Meta Stack Exchange, bare links like these are replaced by the question titles. However, on that particular post, it ...
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“This suggested edit changes too much”

When trying to create & preview this edit to this answer in the Android app (I successfully did it from my computer), I got this error message instead of the preview: Please fix the following: ...
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Visibility of links with uppercase letters in protocol section is inconsistent

Any link is visible in post preview despite of case in protocol section. But only links where protocol in lowercase are visible in result. Here is the link with uppercase letter in protocol section: ...
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Link formatting broken when it renders correctly in preview

I went back to an older answer of mine and I realized that the link formatting was broken (as you can see in this revision): But the preview (see—but don't save—here) showed that everything looked OK:...
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Different link parsing among preview mode and in the final

The post Localization bot links are broken now contains two links to transifex strings. In the question body links look like this: I.e. both links have the tail which doesn't recognized as a part ...
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Emojis look different on Answer and Editing the Answer

In this answer, I used some numbers emojis (1 - 10) and only the last one (10) looks good. I tried to edit to see if I made something wrong, and surprisingly they look good on the Editing part. I made ...
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Intra-word emphasis using Pagedown vs. Stack Exchange's WMD Editor

Why does Stack Exchange's WMD Editor allow you to do things like bold parts of sentences while the Open Source PageDown (https://github.com/StackExchange/pagedown) does not?
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Feature Request : Visual Post Editor [closed]

Posting in StackOverFlow isn't visual. Users have to fetch what it will look like and have to post. So, please add a feature of visual editing (Like Wordpress).
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Allow final preview without a title for iOS app

Currently for final post preview in iOS app you need to specify a title (before tapping on yellow area surrounded with free hand red circle): Sometimes l want to check how the post body will be ...
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Preview on mobile page

I suggest a preview on the mobile page. For questions, answers and edits to both, like on the desktop page. I messed up formatting often enough to be annoyed that there is no preview on the mobile ...
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Display embedded YouTube videos in markdown preview

On sites which support YouTube embedding, YouTube video URLs aren't displayed as embedded videos in the markdown preview. The only way to know if a YouTube video will be embedded is by posting in a ...
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Internal links for Movies & TV not converted to title

In my answer to Where can I ask questions about TVs?, the internal links to questions on Movies & TV were not converted to question titles. The titles display properly in the markdown preview ...
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Editor preview resolves title to HTTP links but rendered post does not

The editor and the actual rendering of a post differ in their treatment of post link title expansions for non-HTTPS links. For example, the following: HTTPS: Network-wide HTTPS: It's time HTTP: ...
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Edits under 6 characters cannot be previewed in iOS app

Users are not able to preview edit suggestions under 6 characters in the iOS app. The SE app gives an error stating the edit must be at least 6 characters. While this limitation makes sense for ...
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Incorrect preview for link with closing parenthesis at the end

When I write a link whose URL ends with a closing parenthesis, it's handled correctly when I save the post, but not when I look at it in a preview. For example this markdown: [`CSharpCompilation....
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Why is there a difference between rendering of links in tag-wiki and in editing preview?

I have recently edited this tag-info on MathOverflow. Only now I have noticed that links are shown as bare urls: On the other hand, when editing, the links are rendered as titles of the question in ...
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Raw-Link titles not rendering properly in preview

When editing a question on Cryptography.SE I noticed that when using the full (adress-bar) link, the full (raw) link would also appear in the preview and when saved it would properly show the title. ...
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Preview contains one word after deleting all text in the body

Steps to reproduce: Write enough long sentence in the body of the question (I just copied it from Wikipedia): Too long; didn't read (abbreviated tl;dr and tldr;) is a shorthand notation added by ...
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Bug in markdown parser - Horizontal line parser

Symptoms The following input causes stackexchange page to freeze (give it a try :P) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - a Cause This is caused by a ...
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Preview formatting doesn't match real formatting when italics are within quotation marks

I am currently editing a post. The first line is i have two tables "*TABLE_A*" and "*TABLE_B*", The italics work in the preview, but not in the rendered post. In the rendered post, I can see the ...
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Formatting bug: preview doesn't look the same as the published question or answer

In answering a question earlier today, I used some funky formatting. While this formatting might not be the best way of doing things, there is still a bug where the preview question doesn't look the ...
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View and preview look different for strange inner code [duplicate]

I found the following post: Curved border for list view that contains code in code (because there are 2 scroll bars in the same main window). But if I access the following URL: https://...
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Why does this markdown preview differently?

See this question. When published, the markdown does not render the same way it does in preview for edit mode. The numbered list does not continue when published, but appears to continue in preview. ...
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Code block preview - inconsistent rendering of backslashes

Here's a screenshot of a post edit on Stack Overflow: Note the double backslashes (part of Java syntax) and how they render in preview. When the post is actually committed, the double backslashes are ...
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markdown preview / final result, issue with quoted “*”

in this answer by Olivier Dulac: https://stackoverflow.com/a/16989110/592540 there appears to be a difference between the preview of the answer when editing and when the final result is published. In ...
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Preview doesn't match actual answer

Today I stumbled upon an answer that wasn't properly formatted. But when I tried to edit it I noticed the preview was showing the answer with proper formatting. I feel the OP is not using the ...
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Error when previewing an answer when user is not associated yet on Android app

To reproduce: Go to a Stack Exchange site you are not associated with Open any question, tap Add an answer, then compose an answer Click Preview Get an error message The account associated with ...
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links with $ signs handled ambiguously

It appears that links like http://nginx.org/r/$uri are shown with the $uri part being part of the link during the live preview (JavaScript), yet not when shown statically on the page (server-side). ...
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The edit preview screen in the iOS app only shows the top inch of the post's text

After editing a post in the iOS app, the final preview window shows only about an inch of text below the title, rather than the complete post. This began when I downloaded the iOS app version 1.4.0....
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Bug in ordered list preview

When typing an ordered list, the preview of the last item is indented and restarts numbering (like an additional sublevel of the list) until any nonwhitespace character is added. Thus, somebody ...
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Client side markdown display is struggling with newlines

Just seen this: No amount of adding or removing whitespace or text around that point fixed the preview. (The server side rendering worked.) In this answer.
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Effect of * in quoted text not shown in preview but affected actual post

In my recent post, In quoted text of first special parameter description, The preview shows well: But in actual post * effect cause inclined text: So, Why preview!=actual of post? and How to fix it?
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Second succesive link is not displayed (links with URL at the end of the page)

While editing a [question on Ask Ubuntu] I noticed a bug: > the link after [CMYK] [reference chart] is not displayed [CMYK]: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CMYK_color_model [reference ...
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Error in edit preview functionality when using tabs in a code block

There is a problem with the edit preview. For example, edit this post and see this error:
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Warn if the generated preview HTML is different from the cached HTML when starting to edit a post

Occasionally, the Markdown engine has breaking changes made to it; three such changes are coming up when CommonMark compatibility is brought in. There's a suggestion there for warning editors that ...
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Inconsistent parsing of HTML comments containing backticks

HTML comments and markdown special characters interact in a strange way. Let's fiddle with <!-- foo `bar` qux --> This apparent HTML comment ends at the first backtick: qux --> This apparent ...
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The Discourse layout for side-by-side Markdown preview

The UX issue of the Markdown preview being under the edit box has been discussed several times: Putting the edit box and the markdown box side by side Synced vertical scrollbar in the markdown ...
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Allow me to disable preview while answering in MathJax enabled sites

I was recently posting a fairly extensive answer on chemistry, that contained a lot of MathJax expressions. While typing it, my browser (Chrome) kept reinterpreting these commands, which significantly ...
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Code syntaxhighlighting does not work in “About Me”

I placed some source-code in the "About Me" section and it does not seem to work properly. During the formatting <!-- language: java --> results syntax-highlighted code in the preview box but ...
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Putting the edit box and the markdown box side by side [duplicate]

I was recently editing a rather long answer on Worldbuilding.SE (but this applies everywhere), and I was trying to see what my formatting looked like and if it was working correctly. However, because ...
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Bug in editing a post with images in it

In improving the alt-texts on Mi Yodeya, I came across this odd bug while editing a question. The picture in the post shows normally, when I'm not editing it: However, when editing the post, the ...