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that's the part of my attachment-page that's responsible for showing image description, which I put when adding a new media (I'm using standard wordpress gallery):
< ?php the_excerpt(); ?>
Well, it shows the description, but it ignores all formatting/html. I can't put a link inside it, can't bold font, nor even put a < br />! The formatting stays in description field after saving, it doesn't reset or something. How I can solve that?

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You have to alter the way excerpt is generated. See Improving WordPress' the_excerpt() template tag –  Max Yudin Dec 14 '12 at 10:55

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