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Markdown is a lightweight, plain-text, markup language. It is used across the entire Stack Exchange network for post formatting (Questions, answers, wikis, chat).

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Include Markdown post bodies in the data dump

I want to get the StackOverflow data dump in Markdown Format, for testing markdown sharp on real content. Could this please be added to the data dump? Edit: the dump body of this post: StackApps ...
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How do I post “buttons” in stackoverflow? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I format as keyboard keys? How can I post CTRL+ALT+DEL but with button appearance? I saw once but I couldn't find the code for that...
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How do I post code in StackOverflow? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: How to post code in SO How do I format my code blocks? When I post code here it ends up all mangled. How do I make it look pretty? For example, posting //#include (minus ...
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How to post code in SO [duplicate]

I got tired to put code in SO. The four indentations I made is not working. For example, I am posting below line with four spaces forth and the back. print("Haihello");
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What happened to comment formatting?

I just commented an answer on Stack Overflow. To indicate markup, I surrounded a <b> tag with backticks. But opposite to my expectations, the comment didn't get properly formatted, the backticks ...
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Nested <pre> blocks appearing in a question

Here's a problem (at least it seems like a problem) I noticed in the first couple revisions of this question. Based on experiments shown below, when I include within a <pre> block lines that ...
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Allow linking to named anchors [duplicate]

This is similar to Support anchor names in posts, but I don't think it's a dupe. Markdown should support links that are just named anchors, like [foo](#12345). I occasionally reference existing ...
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Formatting was messed up in user profile [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: User page on meta is shifted When I saw user profile of user S.Mark it was not displayed properly. I visited that page more than one time but still it was looking the same. I ...
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I hate having to hit 'space' twice to insert a new paragraph in my post. I'd rather hit enter [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Should the markdown renderer treat a single line break as <br>? Why you should press Return key 2 times to insert a new line? Is doing something the longer way ...
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Comments don't have formatting tags or line breaks

I noticed that comments do not support formatting and line breaks like we have in posts. The markdown help doesn't seem to apply to the comments, so I think it is a bug.
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Can the code button in the format bar be made to work for code blocks in numbered lists

I ran into a problem formatting a code block in a numbered list. I notice that I am not the first one to run into this problem -- there are more than a dozen questions related to this topic. The ...
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Markdown sometimes repeats words at the end of a line

Have a look here, in the third paragraph. alt text http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/4901/markdowndup2.jpg Also have a look in the edit history of this answer, in the first revision. Notice that ...
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How to display an empty line at the end of a code sample on SO?

For example in this question that I asked, I wanted to display a blank line at the end of the data in code tags. But I was not able to do that in the normal way. Is there a workaround or is it simply ...
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Did WMD 3 ever come out?

Here's what the WMD Google Code page says: Version 3.0 should be released in February/March 2009 and will a major rewrite making use of jQuery. Has this been released? What is the status of the ...
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When does the question/answer text get converted from markdown to html

It looks like the conversion is make on page request is that correct?
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alignment problem with safari

In this page https://stackoverflow.com/questions/2349378/new-programming-jargon-you-coined the first answer is aligned on the right of the page counter selector, shifting it out of flow. Safari 4.0....
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Markdown use on the profile page?

Taking a gander at my profile page on superuser you'll notice that the Markdown is not rendered. In fact none of it renders. Is this feature-by-design or simply not noticed? I love the use of ...
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Answer preview and final formatting differ in the face of cross-paragraph inline HTML tags

There is a minor bug in formatting preview feature. In the following case, preview shows all text striked out (even text following the </s>), but final formatting doesn't allow cross-paragraph ...
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Curious link behaviour

Why do the links in the top answer of this question have these title attributes? The entered text is: 1. [CSS Design: Creating Custom Corners & Borders][1] 2. [CSS Rounded Corners 'Roundup'...
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A question shows formatted in preview but unformatted on the page [closed]

The code in this question: Retrieve a value inside a stored procedure and use it inside that stored procedure is shown as unformatted to me in FF 3.6.3 However, when I press edit, the code seems to ...
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Syntax Highlighting - Two Character Identifiers [duplicate]

I noticed a bug/feature with the syntax highlighting where two-character capitalized identifiers are not being highlighted inside code blocks. This does not appear to be a problem in the case of two-...
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Comments overflowing box [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Post Overflow Check out the comment on this question. So far this only happens in Chrome, but I'm assuming it happens in FF too.
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URL not rendering on StackOverflow

I've been having trouble with this lately. Can someone tell me what's wrong with my URL syntax in my answer to this question: Programming Technique: How to create a simple card game I've tried: [...
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URL from code.google.com is not markdown-parsable [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Markdown rendering URLs with spaces The following URL from Google Code does not seems to be parsable using the markdown Ajax widget used by Stack Overflow. http://www....
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Small inconsistency between HTML Preview and serverside markdown

When answering this question, I wanted to simulate the comment limitation that you can't have bold italics, as it renders as *only bold* on comments, but I realized that on the HTML preview it renders ...
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Bug in markdown viewer with lists and code blocks [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Code blocks after a list, but not within a list in markdown. Is it possible? First, this is not the same as discussed here because the use case is slightly different, I don't ...
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Markdown bug: [`foo`](url) produces wrong output in comments

[`foo`](http://example.com) Should produce: foo. This works in questions and answers, but inside comments, it produces this instead: codefoo/code — test comment here.
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Is it possible to override the default numbering of lists in Markdown? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Numbering/bullet interpretation bug? Sometimes I want to have some text between my numbered list items, but when I resume my list, markdown automatically starts counting from ...
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Link URL ending with ) and then a ) rendered inconsistently [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Links to URLs containing parentheses When answering a question I was trying to provide to link to Wikipedia page within parantheses. The URL to Wikipedia ended in a ...
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How to add <> to code sample. C# generics need. [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I format my code blocks? Please help me. Few hours already achieved nothing since nobody seems to understands my question.
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Why should users have to press Return twice to insert new lines?

When I post a question and want to add a new line, I have to press Return two times, or else the next text will appear on the same line. Is this really supposed to behave this way? If so, why?
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Markdown scripting is hanging my browser

I've been having problems with threads that contain a fair amount of code, marked with the "Code sample" feature. This thread is a good example. Opening the thread hangs my browser, Firefox 3.6, for ...
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URL in duplicate titles wonkify related links

Very similar to @Gnome's earlier question. The markdown for automagically-inserted duplicate links breaks if the duplicate contains a URL in the title. In this case, markdown splits the URL into its ...
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Backslashes in duplicate titles break inserted links

If a question's title has a backslash, inserted "possible duplicate" links are broken (check revision histories, both have since been fixed). I'm not familiar with all of the markdown parsing, but ...
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Why is the text of this answer gray? [duplicate]

Why is the text-color of this answer gray instead of black? I don't see what's special about it - except for the fact that it is an exact duplicate of another answer to the same question. alt text ...
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Updated Markdown Engine Redistribution?

My understanding of SO's text formatting engine is that it is a modified version of Markdown. Is there a diff somewhere between the official distribution and SO's? Is the SO version of Markdown ...
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How does The Editor Handle Tab Characters?

While editing WinForms Control.BeginInvoke asynchronous callback, I found that it actually contains tab characters (despite the fact that they cannot be entered into the editor via keyboard). That ...
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Example of broken MarkDown on Stackoverflow

Look in the CODE text for the answer by yonel: NSArray paths = NSSearchPathForDirectoriesInDomains(NSDocumentDirectory, NSUserDomainMask, YES); NSString documentsDirectory = [paths objectAtIndex:0]; ...
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What HTML editor is used by Stack Overflow?

The Stack Overflow HTML editor is the best I've seen. Is it available as a downloadable component?
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Could <samp> support be added to Stack Exchange?

Since Stack Exchange already supports <kbd> for text input, it only makes sense to support the matching output from a program, <samp>, distinctly from the program <code> itself. If ...
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Markdown rendering URLs with spaces

Consider the following text <code>[Collections#sort][1]</code> [1]: http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.2/docs/api/java/util/Collections.html#sort(java.util.List, java.util.Comparator) It does ...
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Link refusing to show up

See my answer here (How to randomize (shuffle) a JavaScript array?). I've edited in a link to a wikipedia article which refuses to show up. Can't see anything wrong with this entry?
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URLs with parentheses display incorrectly

Possible Duplicate: Links to URLs containing parentheses The following shows up fine in the Markdown preview but not in an actual answer: [the API](http://java.sun.com/javase/6/docs/api/javax/...
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Bug in SO's Markdown parsing for bold

I believe there might be a bug in the Markdown preview script. It shows the following foo**strong text** as foo*<i>strong text*</i> But I've looked at several other Markdown parsers, ...
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Why use server side markdown?

Why did SO decide to use Markdown sharp? It seems that a better idea would be to get both the HTML and the markdown from the client-side WMD. This way there would be no incompatibilities between two ...
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Backticks Don't Work in Numbered Lists

I happened to be doing this here and I was going mad reading the backtick post here on meta. This works fine backtick this `this` but this does not backtick this this nor for bulleted lists nor ...
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Scrollable blockquote

Is it possible to have a scrollable blockquote? Like a <textarea>, Just vertical without any horizontal.