I'm seeing useless backslashes when answering a question and displaying the Markdown help.

Reproduce the bug:

  1. Answer to this question
  2. Click on the "?" button ("Markdown editing help")
  3. Click on any title ("Links", "Lists", etc.)
  4. See misleading " at the end of each code block

See an example:

Misleading backslashes

(use Freehand Circles™ technology with permission)

Problem appears on meta Stack Overflow and StackOverflow with Chrome 25.0.1364.172 and Firefox 25.0, both on Windows XP.

  • 4
    Reproducible on both MSO and SO: Chrome 30.0.1599.101 m, Windows 7 SP1. Nov 13 '13 at 10:50
  • 3
    It's a problem in the HTML source, so it should be visible on all platforms and browsers. I certainly see it in Chrome on Mac OS X. Nov 13 '13 at 10:53
  • 2
    For easy access to the help source, see meta.stackoverflow.com/posts/markdown-help; I see 13 instances of \</pre> in there. Nov 13 '13 at 11:12

Already fixed on meta:

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Rolling out to sites in build rev 2013.11.13.1151

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