Why does this Data Explorer query explode (on Firefox 7.0.1, Mac OS X 10.6.8)?

Exploding query

I can run the query once, when I compose it for the first time, but all further attempts to access it from my profile or a permalink result in the JSON (?) dump above.

Working query

Any ideas?

  • Just curious, what's the point of this query?
    – Pops
    Commented Oct 26, 2011 at 17:04
  • @PopularDemand I wrote this query as a response to a question that was asking for a way to search on close votes. Now that I have the query, I can't seem to find the question it was originally intended for... Commented Oct 26, 2011 at 17:27
  • I thought that might be it, but I didn't want to assume. Your results will be out of date (at least most of the time) because SEDE runs queries against a monthly data dump. Was this question the one you were thinking of?
    – Pops
    Commented Oct 26, 2011 at 17:32
  • @PopularDemand No, it had more recent activity than that. I think it was actually a complaint about being unable to find "failed" (i.e. expired) close votes. I agree that the results will be out of date, but they should still be sufficient to find votes that have been languishing in the system for a while. Commented Oct 26, 2011 at 17:36
  • @PopularDemand Ah, here's the question I was looking at. It had a +500 rep bounty from Pekka. Commented Oct 26, 2011 at 17:44
  • marking this as complete, let me know if it is still a problem
    – waffles
    Commented Jan 10, 2012 at 6:39

1 Answer 1


One of the titles in the cached results is

Removing <script></script> block from returned html in C#

which causes the browser to prematurely terminate the surrounding </script> block. The JSON is supposed to have the / escaped specifically to avoid this, but I think some refactoring may have interferred with that for cached results that are loaded into the page directly.

I'll see what I can do about a quick-fix.

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