Bug: invalid nesting of inline markup across link labels

A. Pagaltzis pagaltzis at gmx.de
Tue May 2 15:15:03 EDT 2006

Hi John,

there’s a bug in Markdown.pl:

[foo*bar](#) [baz*quux](#)

This expands to the following:

<p><a href="#">foo<em>bar</a> <a href="#">baz</em>quux</a></p>

Those `*` should either be disregarded or the tags should nest

1. <p><a href="#">foo*bar</a> <a href="#">baz*quux</a></p>
2. <p><a href="#">foo<em>bar</em></a><em> </em><a href="#"><em>baz</em>quux</a></p>

Of course, the second option is a lot more complex to implement
and at the same time unlikely to be what the user actually meant.

Aristotle Pagaltzis // <http://plasmasturm.org/>

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