Possible bug in Markdown.pl with `<<` handling

John Gruber gruber at fedora.net
Wed Sep 13 00:31:33 EDT 2006

Michel Fortin <michel.fortin at michelf.com> wrote on 9/11/06 at 6:48 PM:

> Your first suggestion, escaping `<`, doesn't work as Markdown doesn't

> consider `<` to be an escapable character. I'd be interesting if it

> did however, as it is currently impossible to write anything like a

> <tag> outside a code span or a code block.

That might be reasonable.

I hate writing escapes in Markdown, because every time I need to
use one I only remember it *after* I first publish without it,
but, in cases like this, it's better to add an escape to make
something possible than to leave something as impossible.


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