I am experiencing a problem with this link:

RegEx match open tags except XHTML self-contained tags

I see the question like this:


As you can see, the text is going mad in the answer, which I think it is meant to, and the locked / reason text isn't in the right place, as you can see highlighted.

Is this a bug? And yes, I have refreshed without the cache.


The "locked by" text is correctly placed, as it is referring to the answer; the reason for doing that is that locking a question doesn't stop its answers from being editable or voted, while in this case it's the answer that needs to be locked (to avoid it is voted, or edited).


If the answer were not locked, it would appear as the following one (the one after that):


The "This question exists because it […]" is also referred to the answer, even if the text says question. When a moderator locks a post, it can choose a message that shows why the post has been locked; I guess the one you see is the default one, or the one chosen by the moderator when he locked the answer.

As for the lock message appearing under the comments, it seems to be fixed now, as I see with an answer of mine.


  • what about the locked message in the wrong place? – H Bellamy Dec 30 '11 at 15:45
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    @HBellamy it is not in the wrong place. Just the answer is locked, not the question – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Dec 30 '11 at 17:05
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    @justcool393 It seems it has been fixed; see my update. – kiamlaluno Jul 22 '14 at 22:42

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