I came across an answer earlier today which had code blocks containing some text portions in blue. Below is a screenshot of the beginning of the answer for convenience:

Screenshot of blue text

I have never seen this before, and I saw nothing out of the ordinary when I checked the answer's source. Is this supposed to happen? What triggered it?

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As noted by Anwar's comment on the answer, this behavior occurs when the tag is used in the question, and adds the coloration to code snippets used in the answers. This is a feature.

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    So cool, huh? :) Commented Oct 3, 2012 at 16:26
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    Included the link
    – Anwar
    Commented Oct 3, 2012 at 16:30
  • Thanks for the addition, @Anwar ! I had no idea that formatting page existed. This is extremely useful. Commented Oct 3, 2012 at 16:30
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    Yeah, you can also request that a tag get syntax highlighting.
    – jrg
    Commented Oct 3, 2012 at 17:21

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