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

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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: Hello! 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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Preview ignores leading whitespace

Markdown source: flush left  indent   more indent Renders correctly as: flush left  indent   more indent But edit this post, and notice that the leading whitespace is ignored in the preview:
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Bug within text-editor or Front-end at all

In a question on Security.SE, I've found a possible bug. The left side of the screenshot is how it looks on front-end of site, and the right-side shows how it looks when editing. You might say that ...
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URL preview doesn't match what's rendered

In this question, this url -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N%C4%ABlaka%E1%B9%87%E1%B9%ADha_Dh%C4%81ra%E1%B9%87%C4%AB -- looks like this in the preview ... ... and like this in the posted question ......
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Quoted headings are rendered properly on preview but not when posted

With markdown, you can use some dashes for headings. For example, this: Hello ---- this is some other text renders as this: Hello this is some other text This is fine and works well. When I want to ...
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Headline format differs in preview from published [duplicate]

On SO I was just editing an answer when I noticed this. In the preview the headline appears large & bold: but in the published version it is just followed by an HR: I was editing https://...
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<s>links</s> are autocompleted on preview but not rendered when posted [duplicate]

Using question links conversion into links with titles, if you paste https://meta.stackexchange.com/q/350279/209901 in a post, then it gets converted into a proper link to that question: Does <...
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Did the preview API break? “The app submitted an invalid request”

I keep on seeing this error when trying to preview edits from the (admittedly unsupported) iOS app: I am concerned that this is a problem with the API response that’s behind this, which would be ...
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Link renders differently on client and server side when preceded by a special character

When editing a question on History of Science and Mathematics, I observed that a link which was not rendered in the post was hyperlinked in the edit preview (see pictures below). I tried reproducing ...
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Editor preview shows links clickable, final rendered post doesn't, when surrounded by [] [duplicate]

[https://example.com/] appears as a clickable link in the preview, but not in the final render when saved. This applies to at least the inline editor (tested on Stack Overflow) and question-ask page ...
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Inconsistent Markdown rendering between preview and final post

When I attempted to edit this revision of a post, I noticed that the preview is different from how the post appears: Preview rendering: Post rendering: Markup: The actual URLs of the links are also ...
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Images in markdown preview aren't always shown in proper location

Images in markdown preview aren't always shown in proper location. Example: Markdown preview: 1. comes before the image. Actual location after posting/editing: 1. is next to the image
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Can we warn users if the first line of a code block is silently discarded if placed on the same line as ```?

Here's an example. If a user types following into the question box: ```#include <iostream> int main() { std::cout << "Hello, world!\n"; } ``` It will look like this: int ...
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Markdown inconsistency between preview and post when using blank lines [duplicate]

This happened in an answer on Code Golf.SE, where we have all sorts of uncommon programming languages to put in a code block. OP's code is copied here at the markdown level: bbcccbc-cc-b--b-- c b &#...
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Discrepancies in CommonMark rendering

One of the users on Stack Overflow pointed out that the rendered version of some posts is not what the preview or revision shows. After triggering a re-render the glitch was gone, but since it is not ...
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Strikethrough markdown not rendering on post, but works on preview [duplicate]

I just made an edit to a question on an SE site. I wanted to strikeout some of the text, so I used the ~~ wrap to do this. I could see this correctly applied in the preview. However, after posting the ...
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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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Preview no longer showing when editing/composing questions and answers

I no longer see the previews when I compose or edit questions and answers; I only see the markdown input widget. When I edit I see a hide preview link at the bottom of the markdown input, but clicking ...
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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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URLs with ' are not recognized in preview window

Examples: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two's_complement two's complement two's complement The original Markdown was: 1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two's_complement 2. [two's complement][1] 3. [...
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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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Why aren't runnable code snippets formatted correctly within lists?

Consider the following code snippet. console.log("this line is all right"); console.log("but this line is indented"); This should be a part of the same bullet point but it's not. ...
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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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Preview for links differs from rendered HTML

When I try to escape a URL (using a backslash), to prevent it being automatically hyperlinked, the preview is rendered like so; However, upon posting it appears like this; I.e. the preview differs ...
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Is it possible to have distinct scrolling while editing a response? [duplicate]

When editing a post, you've got a markdown edit area, then some kind of preview packed below. If the post happens to be long - and actually about a few tens of lines make it long - it becomes ...
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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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Headers aren't bold on profile but the editor lies

See my profile (archive from when this was written). The text at the top of my bio is a header, and it is not bold other than a word I put in bold: However, the editor lies! It looks bold in the ...
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Inline code breaks link text SO Markdown renderer

Reposted from this answer The following markdown breaks: ![`<b>`Testing something](https://stackoverflow.com/content/img/so/logo.png) It renders.. <b>Testing something" title="" /> ...
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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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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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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, but ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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