Possible bug in Markdown.pl with `<<` handling
jrus at hcs.harvard.edu
Mon Sep 11 17:54:07 EDT 2006
Fletcher T. Penney wrote:
> It appears that "double angles" are not properly converted when they are
> not in code blocks, if there is not a space following the second `<`.
> For example:
> This is not handled <<properly>>.
> <p>This is not handled <<properly>>.</p>
I'm just wondering… is there any case where you want `<<properly>>` not
in a monospace font? That has to be some kind of codeword, and I can't
imagine it coming up in regular prose. My suggestion is to either
escape the second `<`, as in `\<\<properly>>`, or else just wrap the
whole thing in `\`` marks, as in `` `<<properly` ``. Markdown shouldn't
be expected to deal with such weird almost–html-tag things.
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