We have been playing with the MathJax filter and the Markdown editor on Moodle 3.6.5.
Essentially, our observations are that the MathJax filter does not work like it should "out-of-the-box".
1) If we ONLY wish to use the inline typesetting style, we have to a add a p html element at the beginning like this:
to force MathJax to load.
2) To use both "display" (paragraph) style and inline style in the same doc, strangely all that suffices is the additional escaping of the inline code, eg.
We find these odd and unpredictable, so here are two questions:
A) Are these known / excusable behaviours, or possibly bugs of the Markdown or MathJax filter editor?
[a question to be possibly asked on the Editors forum as well, but I thought I would start here.]
B) If the former is the case, i.e. these two look like legit behaviours, should the editing conventions I gave above be added to the MathJax filter documentation at https://docs.moodle.org/en/MathJax_filter ?
Any other thoughts or suggestions, I'd be grateful.