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Where is the documentation for the markdown codes used on these pages? I'm trying to RTFM, but can't find the M. I did look in HELP, but it's not there.
Below where I'm typing this, there is a brief description of bold, italics, and "code" (Mono-space font? Not sure, haven't tried it). In the bar above there are buttons for those (not sure what the point is if you can just type the characters), and 7 other things. However, those other things don't explain themselves, so you can't learn from them.
For example, I tried to use a numbered list in another post. I clicked the button, and it seeded the first entry numbered 1. However, there was no obvious way to start the next entry. Clicking the button again created a new subordinate list (makes sense). Unfortunately, whatever syntax it created was hidden, so I couldn't replicate it for the next entry. I gave up and just started new paragraphs with a number.
I want to write some canonical questions and other documents, and I care that they look well formatted. Using the buttons isn't an answer. First, that takes longer, breaks the flow of typing, and is thereby tedius. Second, you can't do that when preparing a document off-line in a text editor.
"It's standard markdown" isn't an answer either. I've been on a lot of sites that called their markup language "markdown", but each had different details. I'm looking for the document that describes how this site works.
It would also be nice to know what HTML is supported, because I'll use that whenever possible. Unlike markdown, HTML is a real standard, and can be previewed off-line with a browser. Apparently HTML special characters with the &xxx; syntax is supported, but little else I've found so far.