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on the frontpage(other pages i checked works fine) of stackoverflow.com there is a feed link which generates id with unnecessary string " test"

<div id="feed-link">
    <div id="feed-link-text test"><a href="/feeds" title="the 30 most recent questions"><span class="feed-icon"></span>recent questions feed</a></div>

id="feed-link-text test" why the "test" is given? shouldn't it be id="feed-link-text" or does it have any use?

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heheh, it is to break regex /id="[\w-]+"/ screen scraping. :D – YOU Mar 9 '11 at 10:40

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

fixed in code, and deployed everywhere except SO. It's main use is to cause embarrassment and beatings to the idiot who committed code with that in

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