When mousing over a link to a question on the main page, a tooltip appears with the first few sentences of the question.
When a question includes a picture or quote in those first sentences, this leads to weird spacing in the tool tip. It doesn't matter where specifically the picture or quote is in the first few sentences, of course. Update: Further testing shows this weirdness also happens with Lists (bulleted at least) and Video Embeds (On Movies.SE)
For comparison, how a normal paragraph break is shown:
Picture as first paragraph in question:
Quote, as second paragraph:
List as first paragraph:
Youtube/Flash Embed as first paragraph on Movies.SE"
I thought it may have had to do with how paragraph html marks are parsed, but the block quotes do not use
</p>. Instead they use
The same issue happens if the picture is 1st, 2nd or 3rd paragraph, if the text of the question is short enough for those to be included.
Can this be fixed? It's on multiple stacks (First example is EE.SE, second is here on Meta.SE)
Update: I looked at the source for the page, and the rendered title tag for the second example (Golden tag badge owner can insta-close questions not originally tagged with a tag they own a golden badge for) is
<h3><a href="/questions/274319/golden-tag-badge-owner-can-insta-close-questions-not-originally-tagged-with-a-ta" class="question-hyperlink" title="As explained here (emphasys mine): You can instantly close as a duplicate any question that was originally asked with a tag you have a gold badge for. But golden tag badge owner can ...">Golden tag badge owner can insta-close questions not originally tagged with a tag they own a golden badge for [duplicate]</a></h3>
Four line breaks (New Line characters) just dumped in. The fix would be easy. Eliminate multiple New Lines in a row when rendering the Title attribute. A better fix, include spaces in that. That question actually has 3 new lines, space, 1 new line, and then new line, 2 spaces, 3 new lines. Should be simple to implement, I'd think.