reStructuredText formatting is no longer applied to .txt or extensionless markup files in repositories with a setup.py

Issue #16415 new
Yana Bazulina staff created an issue

If a user creates a README or README.txt file in a repository with a setup.py file at the root, it will be rendered as Markdown in the new source view UI rather than reStructuredText.

An ".rst" extension can be added to the file(s) as a workaround.