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Questions tagged [markdown-rendering]

Questions about how Markdown is processed and rendered by the system.

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Escaping $ with \$ to avoid MathJax doesn't render properly on iOS app

Following the enabling of MathJax on 3D Printing Stack Exchange I've edited this post by replacing the $$ with \$\$, so that the system doesn't think the user intended to start a MathJax block. This ...
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Link rendered correctly in edit mode, but not in normal viewing

I have just noticed this issue, w.r.t the first link in the first line: In edit mode, the URL is resolved to the question title: Then after hitting save: The URL is no longer resolved to ...
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Bug: Add code in an ordered list [duplicate]

Prologue It seems this is a duplicate of an almost 6 year request. Fair enough, though I think this question adds new value (e.g. the <pre><code></code></pre>+< comparison ...
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MathJax should not attempt to parse autolinked URLs

So I just happened across a comment on space.SE that contains a link to the URL https://johnlewis.scene7.com/is/image/JohnLewis/235948306?$prod_exlrg$. (It's a picture of a camera, in case you're ...
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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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Subscript not working at the end of an answer

When formatting answers on SFF I generally include quotes for evidence to my answers, these are formatted like so. > quote text<space><space> ><sub>source</sub> An ...
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Markdown: Fix for excessive vertical spacing? Uh, no, that's a feature already requested! [duplicate]

How can I fix the excessive vertical spacing between "like:" and "cat.." below? Notice there is no empty line in the markdown, but an abyss in the rendering of the HTML. Update: this answer gives a ...
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Markdown: blockquote in list item other than at end

In markdown, it is easy to make a blockquote in an indented block, but only if that's at its end. Can we waive that restriction? Visual illustration: Indented block with citation at end I would ...
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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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Missing blank line under code snippet with scroll bar

I've only just noticed this. I am not sure if it used to happen before, and I have only just noticed it, or it is something that is new. Check the answer to the question, Does anyone know how Slic3r ...
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Tag formatting doesn't work if tag contains *wildcard characters; ie: [tag:git*] [duplicate]

Formatting tags with [tag:] does not work if the tag contains wildcard characters. For example: [tag:git] → git [tag:git*] → [tag:git*]
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Word wrapping orphans quotes when first character in quotes is a <

This very well may be a Chrome bug, but the following three character sequences: "< "`<` "&lt; Allow word wrapping to insert a line break after the ". It does not seem to matter if the ...
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Equations are not rendered in MathJax

Equations are not rendered in MathJax on any of the SE sites. I can only see that the markdown. Here's a screenshot - I tried the steps given here, restarted my computer too. JavaScript is enabled ...
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When I bolded multiple sentences within a block quote and then edited more, they disappear in preview but are visible in editor

I posted an answer on Stack Overflow and it's one of my first few answers. I entered almost the entire paragraph from this page that starts with "If n_1" and ended at "and its depth is 0." as well as ...
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Tag and link syntax doesn't seem to like each other, they want to be more separated! [duplicate]

This produce a tag, some text and a link: sometag [some link]1 [tag:sometag] [some link][1] Adding an space produce a tag and a link sometag some link [tag:sometag] [some link][1] There's one ...
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Markdown italics bug

On this answer I used this markdown: *x*2, *x*6, *x*A, *x*E expecting the x to be italicised, but this only happened for the last two items: *x*2 *x*6 xA xE This appears to be triggered only by one ...
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Problem getting code to format completely (Ctrl + K, ```, manual space)

solved per accepted answer. I would also encourage readers to read @Nathan Tuggy's answer, which has some related details that may help you understand the issue more quickly Question I have some ...
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Possible Markdown escaping error on iOS

Glancing at an old answer of mine, I noticed that in one of the two code blocks, \\ is converted to \ and the following line break is ignored. In the other, the \\ is not immediately followed by a ...
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In chat, links surrounded in square brackets are rendered incorrectly

In chat, when you surround a link in square brackets ([ ]), the left square bracket gets rendered as part of the link, while the right bracket does not: [[Test](http://google.com/)] produces this: ...
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Better nested list styling

The styling of nested lists with mixed or multiple child elements isn’t great. If you have only a single paragraph of text or a single nested list item within a parent list item then there’s no issue, ...
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Is support for Markdown tables on Stack Overflow planned? [duplicate]

I've found a question about tables asking if they are supported, and answers saying that it isn't, but there are suggestions about several different hacks. And even though the question is relatively ...
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Bug with tag markdown in migrated question from Meta.SO

This question, recently migrated from Meta.SO, has some joke tag markdown at the end to the non-existent tag catharsis. The problem is, it still links to Stack Overflow (instead of on MSE, where it ...
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Nested indenting issue

How to get correct indentation after entering a nested list? I am writing a code review and I could not figure this out by googling. Here is an example of the three formatting styles I tried to use (...
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Stop expanding tabs into four spaces

Do we need to change all tabs into four spaces? A while back I proposed a code golf specific feature request. I now come to this community to discuss how this feature may be interesting to many ...
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The Markdown rendering on deleted content should be disabled or reduced [duplicate]

Deleted content, including content that is deleted via spam and rude/abusive flags is still visible to users with enough reputation (generally 10k+, I believe). I think the Markdown rendering of this ...
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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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URLs in hover text break links [duplicate]

A piece of markdown like this: I was trying to do something with [this website][1], but it didn't work. How do I fix it? [1]: //example.com "Home - http://example.com, this website's tagline." ...
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Can we make imgur-resized pictures default to linking to the full image?

I already know about using s, m, or l at the end of my Imgur link to generate a thumbnail. Almost always when I do this, I want the thumbnail to link to the original image, so all my images end up ...
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Syntax highlighting does not turn off on mobile app

Take this example code block: In [1]: text = "I'm a stringy!" In [2]: print(text) I'm a stringy! In [3]: print(text[:-1]) I'm a stringy In [4]: print(text[::-1]) !ygnirts a m'I In [5]: print(text[...
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The ellipsis character in a code block looks like an underscore

The ellipsis character in a code block resembles an underscore: … vs. _ It would be nicer if it was shown more clearly as three separate dots, as it is the case in the non-code text ("…" vs. "..."). ...
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Add a “re-render markdown” button to posts

This button could allow people to re-render the markdown if a bug is fixed in the parser. To prevent DoS attacks, it could be available only to people with a certain amount of rep. Screenshot:
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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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Add markdown option for ordered lists with brackets [duplicate]

I searched for this first and couldn't find it already suggested. I'm finding I'm coming across posts (often from new users) where an ordered list is included but is not formatted properly, because ...
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Please add more space around code or quote blocks in lists

Since a CSS update a while ago, code blocks and quotes in lists are too close to the line above for comfort: This is a code example. Particularly annoying with code spans in the line. Example code ...
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Stack Overflow Syntax Highlighting Bug on Android Application [duplicate]

Update I am now seeing that the text is being coloured correctly on my PC system and the issue seems to be only with the Android application. Either the issue is an intermittent one or I was simply ...
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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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Inconsistent spaces around tags markdown between preview mode and final post on Android app [duplicate]

When viewing a post that has [tag] markdown using the Android app, the spaces are not shown around the tags, concatenating the words: However, when viewing in the preview of the editing modus, ...
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Can we make markdown headers semantically correct?

HTML has a six level header system for document organization. The idea being that the <h1> level should have the page name, with <h2> subsections underneath. If further subsections are ...
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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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Spoiler text doesn't work with numbered lists - Intended behavior? Workaround?

The spoiler markdown is sometimes cough messed up. Today's edition: Spoiler doesn't work with numbered lists. >! 1. Foo 2. Bar 3. Baz renders like ! 1. Foo 2. Bar 3. Baz I could ...
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Links in <angle-brackets> don't show up

Links in <> do not appear in questions. Here is an example: <meta.stackexchange.com> is above. It is invisible.
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Syntax highlighting: <!-​- language: lang-none --> does not seem to work for block quote

After using <!-- language-all: lang-sql -->, this is formatted as SQL: SELECT * FROM foo LIMT 12345; Next, a block quote (to keep line breaks!), but language syntax is not desired. So I use &...
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Embedding HTML into spoiler tags creates “odd” HTML?

I know that spoiler tags don't support all the same kind of Markdown that block quotes do, specifically lists and paragraph breaks. So, I was trying to use HTML to produce the effect that I wanted, ...
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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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Automatically convert links to popular mobile pages (such as the mobile Wikipedia) to point to the corresponding regular pages

This issue came up here on Worldbuilding: If somebody is on a mobile device and wants to cite, e.g., Wikipedia, they usually insert a link to the mobile Wikipedia instead of the regular one. This is ...
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Is the baked HTML of past revisions saved anywhere?

Is the baked HTML of the old revisions of a post available anywhere? I am aware that you can get the markdown of old revisions of a post by looking at the "source" links on /posts/###/revisions (and ...
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Support Emoji in Markdown

Stack Exchange uses Markdown, but unlike so many other sites that use Markdown, we don't support Emoji. I'd like to be able to write :smile:, :thumbsup:, :heart: or even :poop: and have it render ...
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Some blog posts have borked markdown

Some blog posts have borked markdown. This is what I mean: Perhaps someone can update them or change the markdown renderer to support this: _ hello_ instead of needing this: _hello_? _ hello_ = _ ...
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Formatting issues when using [tag:syntax] along with a link in the editor

I had a heck of time while editing my What factors decide when/why a status-planned tag is added? question. But, I guess, I discovered a new weird problem in the editor while formatting hyperlink text ...
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How to turn off syntax highlighting in indented portion of block quote

I've edited this answer, adding text that I copied from a FAQ and then block quoted: > 3.1) How do I find the creation time of a file? > > You can't - it isn't stored anywhere. ...