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When I go to the /questions page of an arbitrary site of the network, the first few lines that are shown of the question body end with a literal … instead of …


I'm using Firefox 3.6 on Vista.

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I see them as well on Firefox 5.0 in Ubuntu 11.04. Someone must've made a typo, switching &ellipsis; for … –  M. Tibbits Jul 18 '11 at 7:04
@Waffles, you playing with razor again? –  M. Tibbits Jul 18 '11 at 7:08
Most likely, I can see both … and < in the source on Stack Overflow. –  staticbeast Jul 18 '11 at 7:13
@Marc: Wow, this was quick. If you write an answer, then I can accept it to close the case. –  Hendrik Vogt Jul 18 '11 at 7:18
Since when is heck/hell a curse word?! –  Time Traveling Bobby Jul 18 '11 at 7:24
@Hendrik - I happened to be doing a build. We watch meta and the error-log pretty closely when we build ;p –  Marc Gravell Jul 18 '11 at 7:27
@Bobby: Same as in "Oh my Gosh, this darn computer". –  Hendrik Vogt Jul 18 '11 at 7:30
status-waffles-did-it –  waffles Jul 18 '11 at 8:06

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M. Tibbits gets alarmingly close to the truth there ;p

One nice thing about razor - if you get it wrong, you end up double-encoded, which is much safer that un-encoded. "Ugly" trumps "XSS violation" every day of the week.


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Solid reasoning and great dating advice :) –  Tim Post Jul 18 '11 at 8:04
@Tim oh, but you wouldn't XSS violate someone on a first date... –  Marc Gravell Jul 18 '11 at 8:05
The temptation to digress here is almost irresistible. –  Tim Post Jul 18 '11 at 8:09

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