#85 ✓invalid
eagleas

RedCloth chop repeated equals (=====)

Reported by eagleas | November 14th, 2008 @ 04:26 AM | in 4.1.9

$ irb
irb(main):001:0> require 'rubygems'
=> true
irb(main):002:0> require 'redcloth'
=> true
irb(main):003:0> RedCloth::VERSION
=> 4.1.0
irb(main):004:0> RedCloth.new("====").to_html
=> "<p>====</p>"
irb(main):005:0> RedCloth.new("=====").to_html
=> "<p>=</p>"

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  • Jason Garber

    Jason Garber November 14th, 2008 @ 08:45 AM

    That's because surrounding something with double-equals has significance—it's similar to notextile tags. In this case you're surrounding an equals sign, so RedCloth is hearing you say, "don't touch this equals sign!"

    Are you trying to make a horizontal rule with the equals signs? How would you feel if that feature were added?

  • eagleas

    eagleas November 14th, 2008 @ 09:05 AM

    Hmmm... right, this feature, not bug. I try to work Instiki with RedCloth-4, but some tests breaks.

  • Jason Garber

    Jason Garber November 18th, 2008 @ 03:16 PM

    What does Instiki use repeated equals for?

  • eagleas

    eagleas November 19th, 2008 @ 02:48 AM

    In tests for mixed markup (textile & markdown).

  • Jason Garber

    Jason Garber January 22nd, 2009 @ 09:53 AM

    • Milestone set to 4.1.9
    • State changed from “new” to “invalid”

    I took a look at this again and ran the instiki tests against RedCloth 4.1.1. RedCloth isn't intended to handle Markdown, so I won't be changing the behavior of repeated equals for now.

    If you can give me some specific test cases that are being failed in instiki (and not because of Markdown), I'd be glad to fix them.

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