Typing active markdown characters crashes editor. #701

joshuafcole opened this Issue Dec 14, 2016 · 1 comment


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For example, a pair of asterisks. Worse still, even if you're aware of this it can bite you in surprising places. Since the editor considers text in a list item to be at the start of the line, even typing "#" in a list item will blow up.

@joshuafcole joshuafcole self-assigned this Dec 14, 2016

Apologies for the delay on this. I've spent a lot of time trying to come up with a solution that meets the needs of all users, but we really just need a quick patch to stem the bleeding. The easiest (and perhaps, least surprising) thing to do for the moment is just to escape those characters, which CommonMark supports with a preceding backslash.

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