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How to escape curly brackets within code tags

When you describe RESTful endpoints, it can be useful to describe dynamic parameters embedded in the URL, like so:


When you then want to communicate this in a Jira issue (User Story) or in the Confluence, you run into issues, since the curly brackets are reserved for macros - so we need to escape.

We use slash (‘\’) for this.

So the above example should be written as follows, escaped with slashes:


The below example is is for a larger block, using the {code} macro for displaying for example JSON and then escaped for inclusion in Jira or Confluence.

    "default": true,
    "MD004": \{ "style": "dash" \},
    "html": false,
    "line-length": false,

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