As shown in the screenshot below, my OSQA installation (the current SVN trunk) is displaying placeholder text on the FAQ page. Any idea what might cause this?

visible placeholders in FAQ text

asked 13 Aug '10, 02:14

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Kevin Yank
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This is exactly the same problem has you previous question about the comments. Bad markdown parser version, or even the wrong lib.


answered 13 Aug '10, 10:35

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Hernani Cerq... ♦♦
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Strange, since markdown formatting is working fine for me in question text.

Looks like I’ve got version 1.7 of the python-markdown egg.

$locate markdown
(15 Aug '10, 20:17) Kevin Yank

My OSQA log file contains the following Markdown-related messages:

/var/lib/python-support/python2.5/ TIME: 2010-08-15 20:09:27,746 MSG: couldn't load extension settingsparser (looking for mdx_settingsparser module)
/var/lib/python-support/python2.5/ TIME: 2010-08-15 20:09:47,034 MSG: in markdown.markdown(), received text:
(...question/comment/page text...)
(15 Aug '10, 20:17) Kevin Yank

Updating to python-markdown 2.0.3 fixed this problem!

sudo easy_install markdown
(15 Aug '10, 20:21) Kevin Yank
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