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Links in markdown cause code validation failure

Below you'll find some markdown that I tried to post as the answer for a question. When I tried to click submit I get the validation error which is also below regarding a malformed code block When I ...
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Can't post answer because of malformed code, but code seems well formed

I am trying to post answer to a question, but I fail validation for malformed code. What I've tried so far: Paste markdown into text editor Turn on visible white space and count the spaces, ...
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Login page: password validation

I have noticed a typo in the password validation field when you sign up on Stack Overflow. When your password is 6 characters or less, this gets displayed: Quoting the text: Must contain at ...
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Trying to commit to a proposal with a mail on a new TLD fails

I've tried to commit to an Area51 proposal with an email like so stackexchange@somedomain.ninja, which is a valid email on a domain I own (that's not the real email, obviously). However, Area51 ...
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I can't post a certain string of Arabic text here

I am trying to post a bug report here that contains some Arabic text (it's an RTL issue). You can read the text of the bug report at this pastebin link: http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=HCUHQdb8. When ...
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What happened to the Data Explorer Input Fields?

I just tried one of my queries in Data Explorer, and noticed the input fields were missing. Here's a screencap: The following error message was returned in the JSON response: {"error":"Missing value ...
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Validation Notification Error in Account recovery Page

I tried to reset my password for my account. After going to recovery page, I have entered a password without special characters. It showed alert to give special characters. Then i removed the ...
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Is there any server side check for commenting permissions?

Users can earn a privilege comment everywhere when their reputation reaches 50. Yes, I can comment on any questions or answers already. You can blame me for trying to test this. On one question, I ...
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Validation required in question preview screen in Android app

What is there to preview without entering any details? There must be some validations before allowing to preview questions like "title is required", "tags are required", "body must contains >300 ...
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Comment length is not validated until the close vote is submitted

When I try to add a one character long comment to a question the "Add Comment" button will do nothing (because validation fails) - that okay. Yet if I click "Close" on a question, select "offtopic ...
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Edit summary text field can be submitted without any description by using spaces

The edit summary text field when submitting an edit does not validate space. A user can press the space bar a few times and submit the summary without any description.
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Validation error appears in header when canceling an "edit tags" operation

When you add 5+ tags to a question, a red dialog appear telling that you can't more than 5 tags. Normally, this dialog appear next to the tag field. Here, it appears in the header: I've tested on ...
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Stack Overflow won't let me post code, I don't have proper "formatting"?

I was trying to answer a coding question in Java. I had some code and used <pre><code>, put my code in, then typed </pre></code>. I then came across this error when trying to ...
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Stack Overflow Isn't Valid HTML5 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The “Hello World!” box is surrounded by paragraph tags twice stackoverflow.com isn't valid HTML5. There's an extra </p> in the "Hello World!" box. See for ...
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Word omission in error message

I think "don't" is accidentally omitted in this error message.
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Why is not there some downvote validation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Serial downvotes in quick succession on all my posts I have been an active member of Stack Overflow for the last 2 weeks (although a registered member for just 6 months). ...
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html validation error on stackoverflow.com frontpage

on the frontpage(other pages i checked works fine) of stackoverflow.com there is a feed link which generates id with unnecessary string " test" <div id="feed-link"> <div id="feed-link-...
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User flair code is invalid for XHTML doctypes

The user flair HTML code displayed on the user flair page looks like this: <a ... ><img ... ></a> However, in order to validate in XHTML doctypes, it should really be: <a ... &...
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Answers with external references; should they not be added to answers and (perhaps) contribute to reputation?

Hi all, Just read an answer in SO and 'seemed' to learn something new about Java references. But did I? Point being, in Wikipedia, the more external references an item has the more valid it 'seems'....
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Validation Fail - Unchecks Wiki/Email

To reproduce: Click Ask Question on meta Fill in question Check community wiki & Notify [] daily of any new answers Don't enter any of the required tags, causing a prompt Result: Error prompt: ...
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Use an HTML Validator on SO

I would like to suggest checking the markup of SO to uncover bugs. No, not for accessibility or philosophical reasons, and definitely not for the sake of validation itself. And forget the goal of ...
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Verifying a user (mainly at an interview)

Jeff and Joel keep hinting that people are starting to look at SO users to determine the quality of programmer they are during the interview process. This hasn't happened where I am, but I anticipate ...
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Notifications considering valid e-mail address to be invalid

For the question I just submitted, I was unable to get notification e-mails because the system said my e-mail address was invalid. It isn't. It's a .us domain, though — could that be the issue?
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