Something's odd with my question thread. May 13, 2005 8:47 AM   Subscribe

Something's odd with my question thread. Here's what the bottom of the page looks like in Safari and Firefox. I reset Safari and I'm still getting the same thing.
posted by ArsncHeart to Bugs at 8:47 AM (6 comments total)

view source is your friend. ph00ds comment contains a malformed link which is borking the rendering of everything that follows. i beleive there is something gone screwy with matts code that replaces certain things in certain tags. i noted this last week in a thread in the blue, when it kept borking my links and i demonstrated it in 3 consecutive comments. those comments were subsequently deleted without a response. as is typical.
posted by quonsar at 8:53 AM on May 13, 2005

yea, definitely screwy. I use firefox and I was about to come here posting the same exact problem.
And I would expect nothing less than a snide remark towards Matt from certain users, so eh.
posted by jmd82 at 9:37 AM on May 13, 2005

Would it be worth adding a "Technical Problem" option to the flag drop-down menu for problems like these?
posted by occhiblu at 9:58 AM on May 13, 2005

Yup, I see this with Firefox/1.04 Windows XP.
posted by grouse at 10:21 AM on May 13, 2005

I fixed it. When someone uses one single quote mark in HTML along with two double quotes (entirely malformed HTML), it breaks the function to fix bad code. It's a long shot that I've only seen happen twice now in six years, so I don't think there's any rush to plunge into the code to fix this edge case right now.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:30 AM on May 13, 2005

last week it was REMOVING the first double quote, leaving the final double quote. i suspect this was because firefox was breaking the long string at <a href=" (rather than at the first space, after <a) and moving the rest to a new line.
posted by quonsar at 12:42 PM on May 13, 2005

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