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<*> is fine but <*><*> is shown as <><>

Hi,

topic should say it all, but as a bonus:

  • server is 5.11.0
  • issue is observed with latest iOS and Windows client

Any ideas?

Thanks

Ulf

Hi, @ubremer

I can confirm that the behavior is also reproducible on the latest 5.13.2 on the following environment:

  • Mac OS Mojave 10.14.6

  • Desktop client 4.2.3

  • Web clients (Safari)

I’ll bring this up to the team to verify on this issue further. Thanks for reporting this.

My guess is that markdown parsing is interfering here. in markdown two * around a text mark the text as being displayed in italics.

It works the same way here on the forum:
*test* becomes test
<*><*> becomes <><>

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ah, that seems to be it. To my defense: It was very much less obvious in the original form, which was something like:

abc<123*foo
def 456 bar
ghi*789>baz

and ended up being:

abc<123foo
def 456 bar
ghi
789>baz