I've just noticed this whilst attempting to fix the formatting of the numbered list in this question, but I can't!?
UPDATE: Sorry, I thought this problem was more general at first, however, it only seems to be affecting that one question/answer!? Answering or editing other questions on Pro Webmasters (or other sites) appears to be OK.
Something strange is happening after the second list item in a numbered list.
The third list item in a numbered is appearing as a sub list, ie. indented. In the preview window this gets the number
1 (as in a regular sub list). However, in the submitted text, this correctly gets the next number from the parent list, ie.
3 - however, it is no longer seen as a list item, unless you've included a line gap between list items, in which case it is still indented like a sub list. (?!)
Bizarrely I can't seem to mark up the section as code (or a quotation), the problem still occurs and breaks the code block.
Here's a screenshot of the edit window and preview. The third list item is being rendered as an ordered sub list.
When this is posted, then it appears differently (screenshot below). The
3. appears to be a literal
3. in the rendered output, which is now part of the second list item - there is no sub list in the rendered output.
However, if you'd entered a line gap between list items in the editor, then the final rendering appears different again (screenshot). Actually, the rendered HTML is not so different to above. The third list item has become part of the second (although a literal
3. is written) and the indentation is the result of 2 spaces prefixed to the text.
I've tried this on StackOverflow and WebApps and it appears OK.