Quotation marks in titles are automatically rendered in “/” (“”) format even when posted using " ("") format.

For an example of this we can look at this question: What does <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge"> do?

The title is rendered as:

What's the difference if <meta http-equiv=“X-UA-Compatible” content=“IE=edge”> exists or not?

This is a direct copy and paste. It's worth noting at this point that this isn't valid HTML.

If we edit the question, we can see that the title is actually entered as:

What's the difference if <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge"> exists or not?

This is valid HTML. Equally, this is how the link is rendered within this question.

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    I don't feel this is really a problem; it doesn't obscure the title, it is still very clear what the intent is here; and in most cases it will make the title look more appealing – nijansen Sep 23 '13 at 9:25
  • @nijansen the problem is that users may simply copy a code snippet from a post's title assuming it may work. With the quotations rendered this way, it wouldn't. – James Donnelly Sep 23 '13 at 10:00
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  • here's another post where this clearly is an issue. Why would we want to do this in a coding site? – eis Jun 4 '18 at 15:59
  • seems to be due to smartypants – eis Jun 4 '18 at 16:02

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