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From "Fred Toussi" <fr...@users.sf.net>
Subject [allura:tickets] #6822 Option to bypass or escape markdown
Date Thu, 05 Dec 2013 18:25:07 GMT
Follow up from  [forge:site-support:#3470] which is a blocker for the project "hsqldb".

It is not just code snippets. Technical exchanges have a high inline code and expression content.
For example someone might type: "when x > 2 the color is user-defined" but actually using
symbols that get confused with markdown symbols. Users need to enter their posts quickly without
having to add markup / markdown code. 

It is best to have markdown off / on as a configuration property for the whole forum or for
individual posts. The default behavior should be plain text with no markdown. SourceForge
of course enhance your markdown support in the future for whoever wants to use it.

If you look at https://sourceforge.net/projects/hsqldb/forums/forum/73674/topic/8714893 you
see a simple example with lots of special symbols. Other examples have a wider variety of
special symbols.


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** [tickets:#6822] Option to bypass or escape markdown**

**Status:** open
**Created:** Thu Oct 31, 2013 08:41 PM UTC by Dave Brondsema
**Last Updated:** Wed Dec 04, 2013 03:02 PM UTC
**Owner:** nobody

All textareas take markdown input, but if you don't realize that and just type or paste something
(e.g. code sample, log file) then certain chars may convert into markdown syntax and not render
as actually intended.

A checkbox near preview & formatting help buttons could be added.  (Maybe expand to a
full toolbar to help with syntax some day).  Changing the data storage for every artifact
and the render calls for every artifact is a lot of work and makes the whole system a bit
more complex.  If we can use markdown syntax to escape the whole content of the entry, that
could work out pretty well I think.

Requested via [forge:feature-requests:#134] and [forge:site-support:#3470]


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