Just making a note here that Hugo, as of version
0.60.0, is now using the Goldmark markdown rendering library, and that library is CommonMark compliant. The official word, from this document states that:
The immediate impact of this change, in this blog and similar sites, is that line-break tags like
<br/> inside table cells are no longer rendered as line breaks. The quick fix, bypassing Goldmark, is to add the following to the blog’s
## Override default markdown engine to preserve BlackFriday handling. ## See https://gohugo.io/getting-started/configuration-markup/#goldmark [markup] defaultMarkdownHandler = "blackfriday"