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Just now, I was editing the tags on a question. I clicked and started to delete a tag, then I noticed the little X on the tag prompts and thought "I wonder if that would be quicker", so I clicked out at the end of the list of tags, hoping to turn the plain text I had been about to edit back into an active tag prompt with an x. Instead, I got this:

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I was able to reproduce at will.

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Can't reproduce. Could you post some info on the browser and/or provide exact steps to reproduce this? –  Joachim Sauer Aug 31 '11 at 12:23
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IE 8. Oddly it won't reproduce when the Windows 7 Problem Steps Recorder is running. Without it, I follow these steps: edit a post. Click on a tag turning it into plain text. Click out past the end of the last tag. Presto, one giant tag as in the image. Click inside the tag to turn the one you clicked on into plain text and the rest into buttons, then out at the end again to make a giant tag, etc. –  Kate Gregory Aug 31 '11 at 12:33
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can repro on IE9; in particlar: edit; click on first tag; click past last tag –  Marc Gravell Aug 31 '11 at 12:38
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No repro here on Firefox 3.old. –  Grace Note Aug 31 '11 at 12:50

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up vote 5 down vote accepted

The jQuery plugin we're using has a (admittedly clever, but) peculiar way to find the current selection in IE. This usually works fine, but fails in certain cases after a blur event (e.g. because you clicked on a different tag). Unfortunately, it fails in a way that broke my code :)

Fixed in the next build.

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