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Markdown parser does not recognise all valid URL paths

Hyperlinks which contain any of the dollar symbol $, the asterisk symbol * or the apostrophe/single-quote symbol ' cause various things to break: http://foo.com/$bar produces http://foo.com/$bar1 ...
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Add [about] to list of “magic links” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Auto-Expand new about pages in comments Now that the About page is much more educational and has been launched network-wide, I think I'll be directing people to it rather ...
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Autogenerated links truncate a final closing bracket [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: URL detecting error with address like “http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octet_(computing)” If a link ends with a closing bracket, the auto-generated link doesn't work. This is ...
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Image uploads from the editor strip preceding line breaks

Recently, using the image uploader in the post editor has starting stripping preceding line breaks; placing the image directly after any previous text instead of at the current cursor position. This ...
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Using bold or italics within a word in a comment does not work [duplicate]

I just tried to comment multiple times on "November 2011 Moderator Election: Town Hall Chat (scheduled)". The intended comment was to be rendered as: not "maderator nominations" But instead, it ...
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Ability to draw and add graphical illustrations, flowcharts, diagrams, etc

I think it would be a very useful and quality-improving feature. As for me, when I speak on something, I often have a visual representation of how it works, or something. It's obvious there are many ...
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List bullet missing with code block as the first paragraph of a list (Chrome 12)

With a code block as the first paragraph of a list item, the list bullet goes missing in Chrome 12. With this markdown Ordered list: 1. <pre><code>test</code></pre> ...
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Italics (asterisk) not possible when text contains an underscore [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Markdown italics with underscores look good in preview but not in answer Possible Duplicate: Preview should match the posted view Original q: "In this answer, I added ...
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Looks to be an obscure page rendering problem

This question looks to be written correctly, however the link that should read "this page" is extended to include all text in the question up to the next link. I can't see any error in the question, ...
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Formatting preview is not accurate for code blocks in numbered lists [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can the </pre> tag start in a new line (possible previewer bug)? Edit this post and look at the preview. Note how the preview incorrectly shows that the following ...
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Code is indented 4 spaces but is not interpreted as code [this has nothing to do with lists]

Steps to reproduce: 1. Note that instructions at right of screen say "indent code by 4 spaces." My interpretation of this is that lines that are indented by four spaces will be recognized as code. 2. ...
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Spoiler Markdown shows up as normal blockquote

In the question What was Dooku's plan for the Battle of Coruscant?, I used the >! syntax to create a spoiler section, but it shows up as a normal blockquote with a ! at its start.
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Links aren't detected automatically when in parentheses

Look at this answer: How can I view title text for a web image (xkcd.com) on an Android based browser? It has a link, but it is in parentheses: (http://www.456bereastreet.com/archive/200604/...
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inconsistency rendering ** in markdown

Look this question: firefox: don't save error pages in history I wrote inside something like this notboldbold.notbold. In javascript it is rendered ok, but in the server, instead the asterisks ...
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Is there a good way to represent file structure in a question/answer?

I'm always looking for the best way to represent a file structure on my posts. I generally use this one: Project | +-- file 1 | +-- dir 2 | | | +-- file 2.1 | +-- dir 3 | | |...
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What is the reason for the top secret two space newline markdown weirdness? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should the markdown renderer treat a single line break as <br>? In markdown a <br> is inserted if you end a line with a double space I find this feature ...
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add LaTeX support to Markdown/WMD

I'm planning a (the?) StackExchange site for mathematics. I think it will be awesome, but there is one major difference between mathematicians and programmers which will be a source of friction in the ...
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Better style for HTML 'definition list' <dl> elements

Among allowed HTML tags there are tags which together form 'definition list', namely <dl> (definition list), <dt> (definition term), and <dd> (definition description) elements. They ...
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What's the point in adding alt-text to an image?

When you add an image to a post via the helper bar, you get this: ![enter image description here][1] [1]: http://i.stack.imgur.com/ve8n0.png What purpose does the enter image description here text ...
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Can I use Stack Overflow's reengineered WMD editor?

I hope this isn't an outrageous question. I'm developing a Web application that is going to be sort of like a blogging platform, but aimed towards storing snippets of code. I have read the blog posts ...
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How do I format a backslash as code with backticks in comments?

I'm trying to write a single backslash in a comment as code formatted by backtick. Like this: `\` but it escapes the backtick and doesn't close the "inline code block". I've read Backslash escaped ...
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Markdown rendering font weirdly [closed]

While looking at a close review item, this looked rather weird: So I took a look at it on the question, and it didn't look the same: Here's the edit page: Is this a bug?
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Link parser can not handle URLs with a second http:// in it

Escaped version The following [link][1] does not work, neither does <a href="http://web.archive.org/web/20121130000728/http://www.google.com/">this</a>. [1]: http://web.archive.org/web/...
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Support for site-specific formatting hooks in SE2.0 sites

I'm curious as to what sort of support is planned for site-specific formatting abilities in the SE 2.0 sites. On Math Overflow, for example, they have math formatting with LaTeX-style markup. If the ...
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How can I separate multiple quote blocks?

I have a series of quotes which I want to display in two separate quote blocks. > Are questions about Microsoft Word Online on-topic here? I don't > really see any posted here, but perhaps I am ...
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Markdown keyboard in iOS app

When entering text in a textview that supports Markdown input (such as when asking a question), the keyboard should have a toolbar (an inputAccessoryView) that shows characters common for markdown ...
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Escaping backticks fails

Typing \`foo\` produces `foo` instead of the desired literal backticks. It appears correctly in the preview however.
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Implement an API call to display LaTeX as inline image

One can use https://chart.googleapis.com/chart?cht=tx&chl= + LaTeX formula as URL for an image to display formulae, e.g. this (credit goes to Vortico for his comment on the Physics proposal at ...
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Which Stack Exchange sites have syntax highlighting enabled?

The code syntax highlighting feature is only enabled on certain sites. In order for code to be highlighted and for any of the hints listed in the above question to work, the Markdown extension has to ...
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Markdown code snippets don't allow trailing spaces

I was answering a question on Stack Overflow and required to use a trailing space in one of my code snippets. I formatted it like so: `<a ` And it renders without the trailing space: <a ...
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Too small indent after nested list

I have post 2. > Why is no support for a optional spec-version in Maven? Maven has options for disabling Specifications and Implementations, so both are optional * `...
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Post `\` or `\\` in a comment

I wanted to add to an answer that \ should be escaped but I didn't manage to put this in a comment. When I did: `\` then it didn't display the \, and: `\\` causes it to only display one \ without ...
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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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Is there an easy way to paste rich text into posts?

I frequently find myself trying to paste a quotation that contains some rich text, such as italics or links, and I have to reapply all the formatting myself. It would be great if there were a way to ...
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Support Emoji in Markdown

Stack Exchange uses Markdown, but unlike so many other sites (e.g. GitHub, Discourse, Slack) that use Markdown, we don't support Emoji. I'd like to be able to write :smile:, :thumbsup:, :heart: or ...
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Blockquote rewrap destroys code

I've seen too many newbies hit the "quote" button instead of the "code" button while posting. This is much worse than if they just left the code inline, because the quote button rewraps all the text ...
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Why is mini-markdown working in some of my comments, but broken in others?

I just noticed today that the mini-markdown on some (though strangely not all) of my comments is broken. I know for a fact that when I left them, everything was rendered just fine. In particular, I've ...
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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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URLs are linked despite being inside a code span

Markdown source: `http://google.com` - `http://google.com` - `http://google.com` Rendered result: http://google.com http://google.com http://google.com Note that the third code span is a ...
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How can I blockquote a numbered list without resetting the number to 1?

Let's say I want to put "50. Quoting point number 50." in a blockquote. By default it will reset the number to 1: Quoting point number 50. How can I preserve the initial number 50?
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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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Consecutive spoiler blocks (>!) are shown as blockquotes [duplicate]

The markdown >! a >! b >! c Will be shown as a blockquote with ! in front of it: ! a ! b ! c Instead of a spoiler for 3 paragraphs (or 3 spoiler blocks, whatever).
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rel=next for “next” links on question pages

It would be really nice if all the next/prev links at the bottom of SO pages had rel=next / rel=prev on them, for use with browsers like Opera or the Firefox extensions that support this format for ...
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Subdue the font size for headings

Font sizes for headings across all Stack Exchange sites is garish and significantly overstated, giving an amateurish look to questions that use headings where they would otherwise be quite appropriate....
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Part of my post was replaced with random gibberish

An answer that I posted on Meta.Programmers was rather broken, with a block quote replaced by apparently random letters and numbers. Aarthi fixed it with a non-breaking space, but I don't understand ...
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Dollar Sign corrupts question [duplicate]

In https://robotics.stackexchange.com/questions my question (Which is easier/cheaper: Hbridge vs ESC for controlling a motor?) contains a "$" in a quoted section of the question. Originally I had a ...
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Inequalities stripped as HTML tags

Inequalities where one side is represented as a character or word are stripped as HTML tags if no spaces are included. For instance: 1 < n < 4 (works fine because of spaces) 1 < this shows ...
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Formatting @ (string literal) sign

I noticed that on StackOverflow, a question which used the @ sign to denote a string literal ie string TheClosingQuoteSOULDBeEscaped = @"c:\"; string ButTheSyntaxHighlightingMissesIt = "another ...
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Problem with markdown and Unicode characters in comments [duplicate]

Unicode characters (as well as characters from the extended character-set) don’t work with the markdown in comments. In a question or answer, when you use Unicode characters (or extended characters ...
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Bug in editor for numbered lists?

I noticed what seemed to be a bug in the way the stackoverflow editor handles numbered lists. I did a search on meta for this and it didn't come up, but if it is a duplicate, I'll delete the question. ...