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Here I asked a question http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3509818/why-script-tag-in-js-string-is-being-validated

I used following string < / s c r i p t > without spaces between characters. and it is validated as actual close tag and not shown in my question. it works in comments , but it does not work in questions. I havent tried answers yet. (this is working as expected <\/script>) (without \ character it is not working. here it is="")

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</script> using &lt;/script>

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-1 Showing that You can do it without telling how it is done is no better than pointing a finger and saying Look how clever I am and laughing. –  Nifle Aug 18 '10 at 15:08
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@Nifle: The fact that it can be done means you can check the revisions and see the source. Now, laugh. –  KennyTM Aug 18 '10 at 16:00
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I didn't know that you could view revisions and I have been here over a year... And I still dont know how I would have been able to find the revisions if you had not written it in your comment. So a new user probably would have less of a clue. But in all honesty, had I known about revisions I would not downvoted but added a comment with the link to the source. –  Nifle Aug 18 '10 at 20:32
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@Nifle: I edited it, now you can take back your down-vote –  Tobias Kienzler Aug 19 '10 at 12:01
    
Downvote retracted. –  Nifle Aug 19 '10 at 21:55

In your question, you just needed to add backticks around the </script>.

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Use backticks: `

`</script>` 
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Indent 4 spaces, as defined in

http://meta.stackoverflow.com/editing-help

which is linked from

  • the small [?] to the upper right of every edit area
  • the "full reference >> " link in the sidebar of any ask or edit page
  • the /faq
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