in a recent answer, I used the following (simplified) code snippet:
[cleartext argumentation] <sup>4, 6, 8</sup> > [Blockquote from source] <sup>6</sup>
However, for some reason it parses into
In later generations, the outspoken rule becomes that only at character generation one can obtain rites with background or freebie points, in 1st edition that is only implicit. 4, 6, 8
Subsequently [to character generation], however, rites can be learned only through roleplaying; they may not be purchased with experience points. 6
and the command console makes it evident, that the second set of superscripted text in the quoted area is seemingly ignored:
In a similar fashion, another section of superscripted text after the blockquote is likewise just normalized.
However, for some odd reason, the very same snippet of code does work here on the meta... did I type some strange extra character in there that got lost in copying or something?!
<sup></sup> to turn it into
<sup>6</sup><sup></sup> does make the first 6 into superscripted text, but this does not work for the second instance of non-parsed superscript text - there
<sup>4, 6, 8</sup><sup></sup><sup></sup> was needed to display as superscripted text.
Apparently, just having the latter code bit also somehow fixes the first formatting issue.
Also, closing each portion of superscripted text does seems to fix the issue.