I have been working on a site, that allows users to submit encryption algorithms, for other users to test and/or crack them.

The problem I am having is in the text editor that I want to use to do this with. Being that I am now very used to, and comfortable with the Stack Exchange Markdown, I wanted to make my site use the same thing.

What I tried, was downloading the Markdown filter module, along with the Markdown Editor for BUEditor and Google Code Prettify modules.

I have been playing around with it for a little while, trying to configure it, and I noticed that there are several problems, that I can't figure out how to solve.

  1. Block quotes don't work: When attempting to make a block quote, instead of making it correctly, it just looks like > this is pseudo block quote text.
    Is there a library that I need to / can install to get this to work?

  2. Google prettify is working, but not coloring the code.
    Basically, I can get prettify to make the code look like this:

    public static void main (String[] args) {  
      System.out.println("this is a test example");  

    It is not highlighted.

    public static void main (String[] args) {
      System.out.println("this is a test example");

What am I doing wrong? Is this just a simple css issue? Is it something bigger? Should I use a different module entirely, and if so, which one? (I am using omega as my default theme. You can see an example of this that I created for debugging purposes here.)

(Note: This is not a question about a module bug, I am wondering if there is something that I have forgotten to set up, or am doing wrong, not the module itself.)

1 Answer 1


I'm getting a 403 forbidden on your prettify.js. If you change the permissions of the sites/all/libraries/prettify/src folder to 777, It should solve your problem.

  • I changed the permissions for now, you should be able to look at the file
    – Ephraim
    May 2, 2012 at 23:24
  • It seems to work right now?!
    – JohannesM
    May 2, 2012 at 23:25
  • Yeah, I just realized that. In setting the permissions 777, that doing so is what solved the problem. I guess drupal was unable to read the file with the current permissions. I think you just solved my problem by accident! :D Although, can you figure out why the block quotes on markdown aren't working
    – Ephraim
    May 3, 2012 at 0:57

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