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I was looking at an answer, I went for its revisions and... The Revision#3 looks really strange... I don't have much time to try to investigate what is the reason for that.. But I'd like, because I've never seen other issue like this in SO before.

Firefox 3.6.3 :

Looking weird in FF

Internet Explorer 7:

even worse than in FF

LINK: http://stackoverflow.com/posts/3073819/revisions

PS: I suppose this could be an issue generated when decoding from this plain text to html.. Is SO having problems whith some text-formattings?

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It seems like a bug to me.

If you look at the source of that revision, you will notice that the poster used:

>    * Example

Which normally produces the following output:

  • Example

The default viewer handles this correctly, but the viewer for the revisions is probably a bit different and can't handle this kind of markdown.

This is a supported feature of markdown, however in their examples they show it being done with only a single space (rather than 4):

> * Example

... which produces the same HTML:

  • Example

I will modify this post in 5 minutes modified to see if the same problem occurs here.

Nope, I wasn't able to reproduce it with this post.

  • Test


  • Test
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Even more fun in Chrome in OS X!

Chrome formatting fun! NOTE: This is only an answer because of the inability to put inline images in comments; probably a good thing.

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We have improved the revision diff algorithm.

We're currently testing it here on Meta; once we're certain there are no problems, it will go out to the other sites as well. Your example was one of those I tested, and it is handled correctly by the new version.

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New revision diff, eh? Does any of it address the issues over at Mathematics? – Grace Note Sep 7 '11 at 15:45
Nope, those things have nothing to do with each other (LaTeX is rendered client side, the diffing happens on the server) – balpha Sep 7 '11 at 15:52
Ah, thanks for that, then. – Grace Note Sep 7 '11 at 15:54

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