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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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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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I tried to post a code-free edit, but the site threw a spurious error claiming that my post contains improperly-formatted code

Bug I posted a question. Then conio posted an answer. I tried to dejargonify and copyedit his/her answer, but got the error message: "Your post appears to contain code that is not properly formatted ...
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Make Link markdown with whitespace-only content for the 'link' text auto-delete itself

There was a questionable post caught by SmokeDetector containing an invisible link set forth on white space like follows: [ ](hxxp://some-nsfw-image-link-or-spam-link) ... which renders pretty much ...
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How to create a collapsable field in a post

I'm trying to hide or show a section in a question I posted on Stack Overflow, similarly to how you can expand a section in the advanced help section (see image). I've tried to figure this out on my ...
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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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Links with plain URLs as markdown code don't automatically display the title of the question when one link in the post doesn't have a plain URL code

I recently edited this question to change the text displayed on one of the links. The question is asking why burnination request questions often have funny titles and had a list of links to examples ...
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Private beta markdown shows ** instead of bold

Private beta login page shows **private beta** instead of making the text bold. Based on this question the markdown is supported on the login page (however 4 years ago it was shown in italics).
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Folding Sections in Answers [duplicate]

We already have the spoiler formatting for information that should be hidden until specifically needed (by hovering), and the code snippet formatting like this for code that can be ...
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Could we have smallcaps formatting?

It's bad to use fake smallcaps, and true smallcaps formatting would benefit a number of sites. Role-playing Games, for example, has a convention of formatting game terminology in the same manner as in ...
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Protocol-relative and relative URLs should be considered “Linked”

Currently, neither protocol-relative URLs, nor relative URLs, are recognized by the system as pointing to questions to be added to the "Linked" list for the current question. Given the pending switch ...
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Default drag-and-drop image upload captions to the filename

After dropping an image into the "Drag and drop or click here" window, SE uploads it, but the image caption in the generated Markdown will still be the default "enter image description here" GitHub ...
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Markdown shorthand for Stack Exchange sites in questions and answers

I know that most (if not all) SE sites have a shorthand link in comments. For example, [SO] for Stack Overflow, [Math.SE] for math.stackexchange.com, and [SoftwareEngineering.SE] for ...
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Markdown when inserting images strange

I have inserted three images in my superuser question - see revision 2. The links were all inserted as [![enter image description here][1]][1]. It seems to work fine, but I would expect simpler ...
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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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Clickable footnotes/anchors should be a thing [duplicate]

Essentially, a link that can be made to reference another point in the same post, and clicking on that point leads the other way around. However, you can only reference your own post, and not ...
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Strikethrough text in a code sample [duplicate]

How can I strikethrough code in a Code Sample. I would like to acheive this Console.WriteLine("Strikethrough"); // A Hello World! program in C#. using System; namespace HelloWorld { class ...
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Hyperlink button adds unwanted / unneeded backslashes to escape brackets

I have the following code snippet: List<T[]>, which is an ordinary Java type using array syntax. Now, I want to put a link on that snippet, so I'm using the hyperlink button (), or Ctrl+L from ...
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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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Having a hard time formatting code/file [duplicate]

I was improving the edit and contents of a post, but there was one part that wouldn't stop fighting back. Let me try to reproduce it here: Start of text Then you can open the file and write all the ...
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Spoilers broken? [duplicate]

We can make multi-paragraph blockquotes by skipping a line in between: > First paragraph > Second paragraph First paragraph Second paragraph but when you try to do this with spoilers, ...
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Italics won't work in comments if the closing * is followed by ™

In comments, the text Well, this is a *test*™ gets rendered as-is. The italics isn't applied. It does work if I use Well, this is a *test*tm or Well, this is a *test* ™, so it appears to be a unicode ...
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“-” at the end of post makes previous line render in bold font

Update: turns out it wasn't a bug (see the end of the post and the answer) Original bug report: Why does this edit comes out looking like this: Notice that the code on the image is bold despite the ...
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Leave newlines intact in bounty messages

Bounties allow us to provide a message along with bounties we place, should we deem it useful to include one. I use this myself regularly, and sometimes a decent explanation is warranted so that ...
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Bug in rendering pre with long lines

From an off-topic post here recently on Meta I found this strange rendering of code blocks encapsulated with <pre> and <br> combined on one line. If you spread the tags on two lines, it ...
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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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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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How to insert subitem into list without breaking layout? [duplicate]

What I want to see in final (i.e. Outer begin x-pos is same as outer end x-pos, top & bottom margins for inner approx. equal): What I really see (too large v-space before inner) as picture: ...
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Can someone show me how to use HTML or other coding for links? [duplicate]

I had a perfectly reasonable request that I create a link with words instead of a 'bare link'. Another person gave me an example, but I don't understand it and should not ask that in comments. Could ...
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Markdown in chat works on multi-line messages on the star board [duplicate]

Markdown in chat is broken disabled on purpose for multi-line messages, which has been discussed more than once already on Meta.SE and appears to be status-bydesign. However, if you star a multi-...
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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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Show markdowns for revision links [duplicate]

While seeing revisions of a post, there are three options inline, side-by-side and side-by-side markdown for every revision: And every revision has link facility to share/link: But the revision ...
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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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Offline markdown editor

I'm wondering if anybody else has the requirement of having an (offline) editor when posting long questions and answers and would prefer to create the text in a separate (offline) editor to reduce the ...
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Formula markup being parsed in the hot questions sidebar when it's the first item in the list

Just saw this question in the hot questions sidebar on a Worldbuilding post, and it was parsed as a formula, but after updating the page it went to a different position where it didn't get parsed. I ...
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<pre><code> block displays one fewer trailing line feeds than it should

When creating a code block in markdown with trailing line feeds, it displays correctly in edit mode, but after saving the edit I can briefly see it the same way, then the last line disappears. ...
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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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How do I format multiple subsequent code blocks?

I would like to display two separate blocks of code with nothing but whitespace in between. It seems that if you separate blocks with multiple line breaks, the Stack code formatter will consolidate ...
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Spoilers look like blockquotes in Suggested Edits preview

I suggested an edit in which I changed the blockquote markup (>) to the spoiler markup (>!). However, in the Suggested Edits preview (the "rendered output" tab) it still looks like a blockquote:
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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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Allow to avoid auto-linking [duplicate]

Sometimes people post local web server or arbitrary non-existent example URLs as reference to their issue. In those cases it should be possible to avoid the auto-linking of them. I know that you can ...
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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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Bug in formatting? Lists and Code [duplicate]

On this question, I tried to format code, (indented 4 spaces) followed by a Unordered List to document the params, then another line of code, and more documentation. The second line of code will not ...
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Non-BMP Unicode character in URL crashes the Markdown editor

While testing this related bug, I noticed that trying to make a link to a URL (technically, an IRI) using raw Markdown link syntax crashed the Markdown editor hard, permanently disabling Markdown ...
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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 ...