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When I enter a b y [z](https://duckduckgo.com) and a b y [z](https://duckduckgo.com) as comments, the two comments immediately below this post appear.

Here is a screenshot from Safari 7 on my Mac OS 10.9, in which it removed the space between the y and the z link.

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(In fact, I now notice that it also removed the hypen that usually separates user-name and time.)

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  • a b y z – user232555 Nov 15 '14 at 23:17
  • a b y z – user232555 Nov 15 '14 at 23:17
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    @JonK - this is just browser rendering. The whitespace is collapsed when viewed. See the source of the second comment - it has 2 spaces. – Oded Nov 15 '14 at 23:26
  • @Oded: When I look at the source of the second comment, I see 4 spaces - two between a and b, one between b and y, and one between y and the z link. – user232555 Nov 15 '14 at 23:28
  • @RickyDemer - um. Exactly like you posted them then. Your whole post was about the double space, no? – Oded Nov 15 '14 at 23:31
  • I posted a screen shot of the two comments in my answer. If this is different from what you see, please clarify - a screen shot would be best, as well as browser and OS details. – Oded Nov 15 '14 at 23:37
  • @Oded Fair enough - I don't really work with HTML much so that's my new thing learned for the day - at least I got the status-bydesign part (sort of) right! – JonK Nov 15 '14 at 23:41
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    That can only be explained as a bug in how Safari renders things. Nothing Stack Exchange could do about that one. Your browser is blatantly rendering things incorrectly. – animuson Nov 15 '14 at 23:41
  • Is it Safari 7 or 7.1? From what I can tell, the issue is specific to the browser, not much we can do if it doesn't render properly. – Oded Nov 15 '14 at 23:43
  • @Oded: It's 7.0.6. Also, how did you upload my screenshot to i.stack.imgur.com? – user232555 Nov 15 '14 at 23:47
  • We have an image upload built into the editor. I gave it the link to the actual image you uploaded and it did the rest. Did you try upgrading Safari to 7.1? – Oded Nov 16 '14 at 8:07
  • Oh. I haven't tried upgrading yet. – user232555 Nov 16 '14 at 8:12
  • a a a – nicael Nov 16 '14 at 11:16
  • +1, Same problem in Safari 7.1 – nicael Nov 16 '14 at 11:18
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    @Sha - I operate in an Apple free world ;) - will have others look at this. – Oded Nov 16 '14 at 16:50
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To clarify what I see:

two first comments from the question

That's what browsers do when displaying whitespace. They collapse whitespace.

If you look at the HTML source for both comments, you will find that the spaces have been preserved.

First comment:

one space

Second comment:

two spaces


Now, looking at your screenshot, it is apparent that your browser is rendering incorrectly - why that is, I don't know. It could be something specific to your machine (or even just for now - if you reboot it might go), it could be something that is happening to everyone using the same OS/Browser versions.

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