No Markdown in <div>s or <table>s ?

Dan Dascalescu ddascalescu+markdown at
Thu Apr 23 17:37:33 EDT 2009

On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 14:01, Sherwood Botsford <sgbotsford at> wrote:

> Here's an example of why I set the flag off

This flag was...? I gather the entire post was good advocacy for setting
markdown_in_html_blocks => 1

> I'm sure there are situations where you DONT want markdown to process

> what is inside block tags -- mostly stuff talking about markdown, near

> as I can figure,

That should go in a <pre><code>, and indeed <pre> blocks should be
holy and untouched, for they can contain random stuff from whatever
programming language that would confuse Markdown.

> but I bet the number of people who actually need

> "ignore contents of block tags" are a small minority.

Completely agree with that. <div>s don't mean anything. Why should
they mean something to Markdown?

> Now if I could just figure out how to keep markdown from wrapping

> block tags in <p>'s

GitHub encountered the same problem and came up with


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