At a question just now the user was having trouble with the table he formatted not appearing correctly in the finished solution view.

It's not rendering! But it looks like it should work ok

I don't know where to check for these reports first other than this meta, so I guess I'll get the ball rolling here.

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    $\begingroup$ Maybe one could check posts tagged markdown-preview+tables on Meta Stack Exchange to see whether some of the bug reports there might help explain this. $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 20, 2022 at 16:56
  • $\begingroup$ I recently was editing a post which originally looked fine, and previewed fine, but got broken upon submission; I then resolved the problem by replacing some of its HTML markdown. I had the same issue with tables before. The commonality: HTML markdown. $\endgroup$
    – ryang
    Commented Apr 21, 2022 at 13:29

2 Answers 2


Adding an extra empty line after the colon has fixed the problem. I am not sure why this works but have seen this before.

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    $\begingroup$ Quirky! ${}{}{}$ $\endgroup$
    – rschwieb
    Commented Apr 20, 2022 at 16:57

Dietrich's suggestion in the comments also got me to a more central post at meta:

Markdown table preview does not detect missing blank line before table header


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