You have three options for formatting articles and posts in the Tech Forum:
- What Markdown is allowed?
- What BBCode is allowed?
- What HTML is allowed?
All 3 can be mixed and merged to some extent.
Simple: the Markdown implementation is very close to the standard.
We support a subset of “common” BBCode, including:
[b]strong[/b] [i]emphasis[/i] [u]underlined[/u] [s]strikethrough[/s] [ul][li]option one[/li][/ul] [quote="eviltrout"][/quote] [img]http://eviltrout.com/eviltrout.png[/img] [url]http://bettercallsaul.com[/url] [email]firstname.lastname@example.org[/email] [code]\nx++\n[/code]
Custom BBCode specific to Discourse, needed for functions that don
't fit into Markdown, but do fit into BBCode.
[spoiler]it's a sled[/spoiler] [quote="eviltrout, post:1, topic:2"]
Markdown specifies that it works seamlessly with HTML, so we do.
However, we only support a “safe” subset of HTML. I’ll have to dig to find the specifics, but anything common you’d expect to work that isn’t crazy – like
<script> – should work.