# lang-none specifier only works in preview

This question uses an ASCII diagram and has the verilog tag.

To avoid syntax highlighting, I used the <!-- language: lang-none --> directive. Per the SO FAQ,

To specify that you don't want any syntax highlighting for a code block, use
<!-- language: lang-none -->

this should cause the highlighting to dissapear.

It did, in the preview:

Note: this is a dummy edit a little more than 5 minutes after the initial edit, which also displayed the bug

But it didn't take when I saved the edits:

Why is this?

• Looks like it also failed to take on electronics.stackexchange.com/q/13718/857 Sep 30 '11 at 16:30
• And electronics.stackexchange.com/q/19582/857 - better stop for a while.... Sep 30 '11 at 16:31
• It seems to me that automatic syntax highlighting is a bad idea. It might marginally help in some rare cases, but probably will cause more trouble than it will help. People shouldn't be posting long code here anyway, and syntax highlighting doesn't add much to short code snippets. Sep 30 '11 at 20:12
• @OlinLathrop, we support firmware troubleshooting, why not allow people to post long snippets of code? Jan 23 '12 at 16:16