When editing a post's tags today (directly, via the "Edit tags" link), the tag edits are successful, but instead of returning me to an updated page, I receive something like:

{"success":true,"html":"<a href=\"/questions/tagged/linux\" class=\"post-tag\" title=\"show questions tagged &#39;linux&#39;\" rel=\"tag\">linux</a>< ... continues ...

This happened to me on U&L, and terdon has confirmed it also occurs for him on ELU.

  • Reproduced on Science Fiction & Fantasy.
    – Mithical
    Commented Dec 5, 2018 at 17:08
  • If it matters, the browser is Chrome Version 70.0.3538.110 (Official Build) (64-bit). I have various extensions installed, but I don't see them interfering at this point. Commented Dec 5, 2018 at 17:13
  • Editing via the full "edit" link appears to bypass the issue. Commented Dec 5, 2018 at 17:26
  • Reproduced on Chromium Version 70.0.3538.110 (Official Build) Arch Linux (64-bit).
    – terdon
    Commented Dec 5, 2018 at 17:31
  • For reference, I repro'd on Ubuntu 16, Chrome 68, 64-bit.
    – Mithical
    Commented Dec 5, 2018 at 17:35
  • 1
    SO bug report: meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/377497/…
    – Shog9
    Commented Dec 5, 2018 at 18:16

1 Answer 1


A crucial line of code was inadvertently removed from the script that handles the results of edits... This led to a script error, which in turn prevented the script from stopping the default behavior for a submit button. So you got redirected to the editor submission route instead of seeing the results rendered inline.

I've re-added the omitted line, and all seems to be well again. Sorry for the inconvenience!

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