Questions tagged [markdown-preview]

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

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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 an ...
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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 ...
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How do I preview tag wiki exerpt? How do I put a link there? [duplicate]

I've edited a tag to include a link into exerpt. But it shows Markdown source of the link instead of actual link. How do I preview the exerpt while editing it? Where to find syntax and available ...
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Padding on list items is incorrect in preview

This is a list without empty lines between items: - Foo - Bar - Baz Foo Bar Baz This is a list with empty lines between items: - Foo - Bar - Baz Foo Bar Baz Both lists render the same ...
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Link works in edit view, but not in the rendered post

Yes, this happened before, and is marked as fixed, so this must be a reversion (or a subtly different bug). The first link within the parentheses (the second link in the post) works in the live ...
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Adding a meta question link in a meta question doesn't resolve question title in preview, but does in actual post

Best described with images: When Editing Actual Post (Highlighting by me). This also applies when editing the post after it was posted.
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markdown editing in comments, 5 minutes only and paragraphs [duplicate]

If I answer as an 'answer' I get the good-looking UI to help me do all the things I want, BUT if I am in comments I am helpless. Would it take much resources to have the same same UI to keep sanity in ...
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Scroll down option in preview window

When writing a long post, if you want to check the output as you go along, you have to keep scrolling down and then back up to see the preview of the output. Which gets annoying after a post gets ...
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Stack Exchange URL anchor text in posts are no longer being converted to link titles in post preview

I've noticed over the past week or two (or three?) that Stack Exchange URLs in posts don't have their anchor text automatically converted to the title of the linked post during the edit and preview ...
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Don't refocus the question editor when clicking the preview

When I click the preview below the editor of a new question or answer, the editor gets refocused. (This issue does not apply when editing a question or answer.) Meaning I can't select text to copy. ...
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Highlighting sometimes fails when previewing a post

When I highlight a line of text on a post I am composing, sometimes the text un-highlights itself, and focus returns to the textbox. Steps to reproduce: Navigate to the "Ask a Question" ...
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Clicking on a link in the preview screen crashes Android app

App version: 1.0.31 /1.0.52 Device: Nexus 7/ Moto G Problem: If you try click on a link in the preview screen when creating a question, the app crashes. Logcat: 04-27 02:51:07.673 E/AndroidRuntime(...
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If you mess around with tag markup too much, the editing toolbar vanishes [duplicate]

I ran into this bug myself earlier today, the basic nature of which is that typing in certain tag markup causes the markdown preview to freeze. I was testing this markup on Anime.SE to see what ...
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Show preview before posting question in app

Users unfamiliar with Stack Exchange may not realize it isn't entirely WYSIWYG. In some cases (once we get out of alpha of course!) it's possible the app is their only exposure to SE. On the desktop ...
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Tapping on tag markdown in preview leads to unknown page

Description: Create a question draft with tag markdown, then tap on the tag in the preview. It would go to an unknown page. Copying the link on that page crashes the app. Steps to reproduce: Open ...
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Units in img width/height breaks image [duplicate]

In both the preview and rendered question, this does not work: <img src="http://i.stack.imgur.com/R7QBb.jpg" width="100px" height="100px"> ..as the image doesn't appear (cleaned up by HTML ...
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Culture and language specific links in tag wikis

This is not a huge issue, but something I found when reviewing this suggested edit (ensure you have markdown selected). I noticed that one of the links pointed to the French version of MSDN for doco ...
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Is this bug or any special method to write a post using special character? [closed]

When I try to use underscore in my post, sometimes the preview displays my text in italics with no underscore. That confused me, and I have placed two underscores. Now the preview does not show the ...
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Perverse <del>/code block nesting preview is misleading

I just noticed that including code blocks in <del></del> seems to work in the preview but does not in the posted result. For example this: <del>Not code but enclosed in del tags ...
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Misleading post preview. Links visible in preview are not links when posted question

Check this SO answer. Some links in brackets () are not highlighted as hyperlinks. However when you edit post, in preview, all links looks correct. It seems that brackets around hyperlinks prevent ...
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Inconsistent auto-hyperlink behavior between post preview and actual post

In the preview zone for posting, this link: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allégorie_de_la_caverne breaks just before the é. Here's a screenshot to demonstrate: However, as you can see in the ...
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Typing [tag:.] freezes live answer/question preview [duplicate]

Just try typing [tag:.] and see for yourself.