@bep, I think I am still not understanding how to get the old behavior or is there something I need to do to make sure the inner content of a does not change in a markdown file. I am not using shortcode.
As I mentioned in the original issue, this behavior seem to have changed between 0.49.0 and 0.50.0. I have skimmed at the release notes for both 0.50.0 and 0.55.0 and nothing jumps at me. Do you have any idea what is the correct rendering behavior?
Ok, we need some more info to be able to help you, so please have a look at Requesting Help and provide some more details like your repo, showing the problem in full and where you set it in your config? Thanks.