I've recently noticed an issue in my chat room where if I post a link to a question that has been edited that the one box feature no longer shows the question details and instead shows a standard link.

Here is a walk through of exactly how this happens.

First go to a question.


Then post the link in chat.


As you can see everything works as expected.

Now if someone edits the link the standard prompt appears stating an edit has been made to this post.

Click Link

Then the URL is changed at the top when the page is reloaded to have a # included in it.


Now if I post that link in chat it shows up as a plain link.


If I refresh the page by click on the question title the # goes away and I can re-post as normal.

Is there an explanation or a fix that can be made for this?

EDIT: @AaronBertrand noticed the mouse over on that link behaves weird as well.



  • This is definitely broken functinality in some way, and I'm not sure what changed, but it was recent - and has affected me multiple times today.
    – Aaron Bertrand Staff
    Commented Jan 10, 2014 at 16:01
  • Yup, we reproduced this several times today.
    – Taryn
    Commented Jan 10, 2014 at 16:01
  • I've always noticed this behavior. It seems that using # in the URL blows up the parser.
    – Kermit
    Commented Jan 10, 2014 at 16:02


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