I wanted to edit a post. This is a screenshot of before the edit:

The post's view before edit

Then I clicked "edit" button. Astonishing, this post lost it's beauty. Below is screenshot of after clicking edit button:

Post's view after edit button clicked.

Why did this happen? Should I format all this from scratch?

PS: link to post used in screenshot.

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    No repro. What browser are you using? – Bart May 13 '13 at 15:14
  • Not reproducable in Chrome latest beta. – Niels Keurentjes May 13 '13 at 15:16
  • I took a screenshot in Firefox 15.0. After your comment, I also checked in Chrome 26.0.1410.64 m. Result is same. – Ikrom May 13 '13 at 15:19
  • The link you added leads to the accepted answer, not the question. – Ren May 13 '13 at 15:20
  • @bob: can't repro with that exact version of Chrome. Did you try clearing your cache? (And make sure you didn't disable JavaScript.) – Mat May 13 '13 at 15:26
  • @Ren Thanks, I updated the link with more correct one. – Ikrom May 13 '13 at 15:27
  • Check the loaded JavaScript files. Are any failing to load? Could be that one is being blocked by your browser/provider/employer causing this issue. – Oded May 13 '13 at 15:27
  • @Oded, @Mat My JavaScript is enabled. All js files are loaded. I've seen this issue multiples times with many posts while editing. I've adblock on my browser and while checking console I saw WebSocket connection to 'ws://sockets.ny.stackexchange.com/' failed: Unexpected response code: 502. I don't think it's cause to error. – Ikrom May 13 '13 at 15:36
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    Assumptions are the mother of all.... does it work when you disable your freeloading-kill-all-website-revenue-so-they-can't-survive plugin? – Niels Keurentjes May 13 '13 at 15:53
  • Disabling adblock didn't help. I was using a proxy. I turned it off. Cheers, editing posts is showing like a charm in Chrome. However, disabling adblock, proxy not helped in Firefox. So now, Chrome shows well, but Firefox has same issue. – Ikrom May 13 '13 at 16:30
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    Are you sure FF is not still using the same proxy, or that FF is not using a stale version of the JavaScript? – Oded May 13 '13 at 16:33
  • @Oded You're mentor. I cannot believe I missed that. I needed to configure separately each browser. I disabled proxy in FF, now edit posting is working as expected. I don't know why that happened. Thank you. Can you answer with your thoughts? I'll accept that. – Ikrom May 13 '13 at 16:46

The symptoms you have seen and the fact that others were not able to reproduce point at an issue on your end - something is blocking some of the JavaScript.

From your comments, it appears that you are using a proxy that is blocking web sockets (which we use a lot here on Stack Exchange, for various things), causing the issue you have seen.

Unblocking web sockets (either by disabling this proxy or another way) should solve the issue.

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