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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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Make blockquote formatting button not destroy the source layout! [duplicate]

You ever had a post in front of you where the OP did mix up blockquote and code formatting? Not those easy cases where he/she wrote a > character before the paragraph himself, but those cases when ...
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No markdown on review of Low Quality Posts, and Edit fails review

Sometimes rendered output isn't enough to review a post. From the Low Quality Posts review queue, there's no way to review markdown which is sometimes necessary to perform a review. Reviewing low ...
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Cyrillic letter-highlighting differs in preview and in post, while identical for latin characters

I found that the rendering xxx**yyy**zzz as xxx*<i>yyy</i>*zzz is by-design, but for latin letters it works identical both in preview and after posting. But this is not so for cyrillic ...
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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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Formatting should not count towards the character limit on comments

This is a minor frustration, but I have a comment that I put italics and bold into (using asterisks.) Now I know I just just be happy that I could do it at all, but it seems to me that those should ...
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What is the difference between markup and Markdown?

I am not sure what the difference between Markdown and markup is. I've read both of these terms in several posts on Meta. Googling them brings up some financial terms; not the correct context for this....
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Marking up an asterisk with <kbd>

I've experienced a problem with <kbd> tag and the asterisk * on Stack Overflow. How to reproduce: <kbd>*</kbd> bug <kbd>*</kbd> which provides: bug <kbd>**</...
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Curly brackets in URLs

Posting a bug report on Stack Apps, I tried to link to its API docs: http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.0/help/method?method=posts/{id}/comments It was unsuccessful, and making the link explicit with [...
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Italicizing words that include an underscore doesn't work

Here's the screenshot of my experience with italic text over Stack Overflow. Basically it just wraps the word into asterisks and leaves it like this. Here on Meta I do not observe this bug.
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> is closing html comments without a — delimiter

If I try to put something like this into a question or answer <!-- <br>s are important here --> the first > after the "br" is matched to the first < before the "!--", resulting in ...
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What's the deal with stripping &lt; &gt; brackets in questions, and properly escaping them in comments?

I just got bit by this twice, posted a question where all my nice little generic types got their <> brackets axed. So I edited it and used the html entity. Annoying - but it worked. Then I ...
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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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Table in Answers & Questions [duplicate]

I want to use a table in my answer. e.g |-------------|----------------| | ShortCut | Description | |-------------|----------------| I have posted an answer here, which requires this kind of ...
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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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What happened to the image syntax? [duplicate]

I have noticed recently that the syntax for an image has changed recently. What I remember (and still works) is this: ![Image description][2] But now, it looks like this: [![Image description][2]][...
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Link formatting in posts of established users

Sometimes, I encounter a post by an established user that contains plain URLs, like: See my three-part series of articles on that: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ericlippert/archive/2011/03/17/...
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Where are the link shortcuts documented?

I've been searching around for this for a while now. I know I read somewhere that you can use [cstheory.se] as a shortcut to insert the following link Theoretical Computer Science. and similar ...
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Can we add strikeout to markdown sharp (and by extension the stack exchange sites)?

This question is more in response to the answer to my previous question Seems like -[this is strikeout] would reasonably result in this is strikeout -- given that ![alt] is already used for images. ...
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Is it possible to add math formulas to posts on Stack Overflow?

Is it possible to add math formulas to posts on Stack Overflow? I think I've seen this in a few places. Is there a way to include LaTeX formulas?
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Will the WMD repository ever be updated?

If you check out the github repository, the last update was March 2009. Version 3, I guess. The team has added a lot of changes and fixes over the last two years. Is that the last open source ...
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Markdown parsing might have some infinite loop for some malformed long pattern

Markdown parsing might have some infinite loop for some malformed long pattern Try copy paste following line or two to any markdown enable box >!>!>!>!>!>!>!>!>!>!>!&...
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How does SO remove HTML tags from questions?

I am curious how SO goes about removing HTML tags from posts. I just started using their MarkdownSharp project. By default MarkdownSharp encodes any HTML within code blocks like this: <span style="...
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Mention or tag user in answers and comments

I would like to suggest a standard mechanism to mention users and link to their answers. I edit a large number of posts on the ServerFault and Unix site and have observed that people (including me) ...
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Button for pretty formatting and indenting

I frequently see many questions (and very few times answers) where the code provided is not formatted or indented well. I don't want to sound like a format czar, little bit here or there is perfectly ...
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Color the background of block quotes on mobile

The desktop site has a nice yellow background for block quotes. As an example, this post shows block quotes like this on the desktop: But like this on mobile: In my opinion, the background is ...
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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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Comments hover over reputation - number format

When you hover over the username in comments section, it shows reputation of the user which is great. My request is: can this number be formatted as it's hard to read for high rep users (10k+ or ...
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Markdown for ordered lists, starting with zero? [duplicate]

I see that you can create an ordered list using Markdown notation like the following. 1. line 1 2. line 2 3. line 3 ... N. line N The Markdown content supports starting each line with any arbitrary ...
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Formatting in chat room description [duplicate]

Can Markdown formatting be added to chat descriptions? Sometimes bold text would be nice, to highlight something in the description.
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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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Please include how to quote backticks in inline code in Markdown editing help

I've seen this happen a few times: "code 'with' backticks (replace quotes with backticks!!!)" I also had to do some digging to find out for myself that the correct way to do this: code `with` ...
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Revision diff columns overflowing

I was editing a post, and I formatted the code better (markdown hates code with tab characters in it). When I was viewing the revisions (in source side-by-side diff mode), some of the lines were ...
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Should shorthand tag links link to questions or wiki?

The editing help explains that one can link to tags with shorthand links such as [tag:foo]. Currently such shorthand links to the relevant tag's questions page. In many contexts, one wishes to ...
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Style XML element in code block messes up syntax highlighting coloring [duplicate]

If you put some XML in a code block (by indenting by 4 spaces) and one of the tags is <Style> it will mess up the syntax highlighting of the generated result. This works: <Style2 Foo="...
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markdown BNF definition

Has anyone started working on this yet?
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Markdown quirkiness with hyperlinks including images

I noticed some weird behavior of Markdown regarding adding hyperlinks to images. Start with an image: ![alt text][1] [1]: http://example.com/image.jpg Now, highlight ![alt text][1] and hit Ctrl+...
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Allow “small” and “abbr” HTML tags [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Allow the <small> tag A long time ago Jeff posted about allowed HTML tags and also asked what other tags do we want allowed. In the answers to that question, some tags ...
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Quotes override list item numbers

Possible bug. Numbers after quote markdown get overridden Example (edit to see the problem): This is my first very important point This is a very interesting point This is my second ...
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Is there a way to see how the markup of a per-site meta answer is formed?

I sometimes see a useful markup feature in a per-site meta answer. However, I cannot edit it to see how one did it, since editing (or suggesting edits) is disabled for users with less than 2k ...
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Coding under the influence [closed]

Howdoesonecodewhentheyhavebeendrinkingallnight?Don'ttheyfeelsickandnauseous?I meancome on dude!You cant keeplookingat thissmalltext! right?
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Mangled Markdown leads to unclosed italics in Chrome

A question was posted on Stack Overflow with this Markdown source: Write a program to print the following pattern: * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ...
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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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How should italics be formatted in Markdown?

When asking a question, the "How to Format" information says: ► _italic_ or **bold** suggesting using underscores to italicize a word. Yet if one selects a word and clicks on the "I" in the ...
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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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Magical site hyperlinks broken

I just tried leaving a comment for a user; normally when I type [su] in a comment, it automatically expands to the correct Stack exchange site; however, that doesn't seem to be happening now. The ...
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Help center page contains unparsed markdown (MSE only)

On the how to answer page on MSE we see the following: ...are not about the software that powers the Stack Exchange [network](http://stackexchange.com/sites) as defined in the help center. The ...
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In comments - how do I highlight with back-ticks when the last character is a backslash [duplicate]

In comments there's strange behaviour with ending code markup in backslashes. This works just fine here, but not in comments: First-highlight\-xyzNext-highlight Instead it overruns as: ...
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Escaping an end-of-link parenthesis with a backslash causes a complimentary semicolon to appear out of thin air

Compare and contrast how the site renders the following three links: http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Civilian_(Classic) http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Civilian_(Classic) http://wiki.teamfortress....