I have a recipe that drops the weather forecast for the day into a text file in dropbox. It's set up to insert the report as html within <div> blocks so that it formats nicely when rendering Markdown. It all works fine except for the <br> tags. I want them to print in the text file as <br> but instead they are printed as new lines. Obviously, this is what is expected, but is there a way around it?

I can enter <br><br> and get the line breaks in Markdown, but because they're between 2 <div> tags, Markdown renders them as html and ignores the line breaks.

  • Have you tried escaping the brackets? Maybe it can do the trick \<br\> Jul 7 '18 at 19:09
  • did you tried </br> ?
    – user0
    Jul 7 '18 at 19:10
  • I tried <br /> but it converted it to <br>. I can try the other formats and see what happens.
    – Jeff
    Jul 7 '18 at 19:20
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    Try encoding them: &lt;br&gt;
    – ale
    Jul 7 '18 at 20:02
  • I tried \<br\> and &lt;br&gt; and IFTTT converted them both to <br>. I also tried </br> but IFTTT deleted it.
    – Jeff
    Jul 7 '18 at 20:18

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