If I use [tag:debian] almost anywhere on the site I get something like this:

This, however does not work in the excerpt text of a Tag Wiki. See an example here: .


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I'm pretty sure this is intentional. The Excerpt shows up as a hover-box and the tag-style would be out of place in that box. The body of the tag-wiki can certainly use it though.

After some research, this has been brought up on M.SO before. Specifically:

Tag links in tag excerpts not shown properly

  • I don't think so, as in my editing preview, it is correctly evaluated.
    – aef
    Commented Nov 29, 2012 at 0:44
  • Sorry, I confused something there, the preview doesn't evaluate the syntax. But I don't think that it would look bad inside the box, as you described.
    – aef
    Commented Nov 29, 2012 at 2:34

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