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I like that the super-user site supports a limited subset of HTMl tags.

One of the supported HTML tags is <kbd> tags for keyboard text.

Given that Stack Exchange mark-down language is not HTML, Stack Exchange mark-down tags can do things with HTML tags which HTML tags cannot.

My feature request would be that forward-slashes and backslashes be interchange-able in Stack Exchange mark-down language tags.


Example One

  • <kbd>keyboard</kbd> keyboard
  • <kbd>keyboard<\kbd> keyboard

Example Two

An example is shown below.

> 1. Select all of the text on a page by pressing <kbd> Ctrl </kbd> + <kbd> A <\kbd>      
>     
> 2. Copy the text 
>     
> > to copy text press the control-key <kbd>Ctrl</kbd> and <kbd> C <\kbd> at the same time.   
>
> 3. Paste the text into a word processor such as Microsoft Word, [office libre][2]
>  
> > to paste text press the control-key <kbd>Ctrl<\kbd> and <kbd> V </kbd> at the same time.   
>   
> 4. Print it as ink on a sheet of physical paper.

Example of Rendered Output

How to Print a Stack Exchange Post

  1. Select all of the text on a page by pressing Ctrl + A

  2. Copy the text

to copy text press the control-key Ctrl and C at the same time.

  1. Paste the text into a word processor such as Microsoft Word, Office Libre

to paste text press the control-key Ctrl and V at the same time.

  1. Print it as ink on a sheet of physical paper.
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    What is the point of this? In any case \ may be used as an escape character so it would just be confusing to support <\key>
    – DavidPostill Mod
    Apr 21, 2023 at 22:43

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Stack Exchange primarily uses CommonMark - and there's a specification for the use of raw html within it

While a subset is supported - its supported within the specification. I currently Stack Exchange also uses a pair of markdown renderers that are open source and support these standards, so allowing for the \ replacing the / is unlikely.

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