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Suggestion to move the "Run Code Snippet" section of a JavaScript/HTML/CSS snippet before the code in Stack Overflow. The reason I think this will be preferable, is because if the result does not match the output you desire, it let's you review the code with more understanding of the output.

Or possibly have a preference option which the user can set for having this?

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    It's better to see the code first because it gives you a better understanding of the expected output IMO – Alon Eitan Nov 28 '19 at 20:42
  • How about letting the user decide how they would like to see it? – Coola Nov 28 '19 at 21:46
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    Who in their right mind wants to run code before reading it? – Frédéric Hamidi Nov 28 '19 at 22:10
  • @JJf (should work), I realize the current context is about sandboxed Javascript code, but do you understand the security implications in the general case? But I digress, after all Stack Overflow does not want to start audio either. – Frédéric Hamidi Nov 28 '19 at 22:28
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    @JJf, I wouldn't know, I only run Windows at work. My personal machines are running open-source software that is vetted by numerous people. I don't have the time to read all that source code, but they do, because they're working on it, and any attempt at committing nasty stuff will only result in the culprit having their reputation destroyed and being summarily disposed. – Frédéric Hamidi Nov 28 '19 at 22:44
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I don't think this would be a good feature.

It's not the worst idea but it's just not worth the effort for SE to implement.

the result does not match the output you desire, it let's you review the code with more understanding of the output

You can do this with the button below the code.

It would be a bad habit to run code before viewing it for security reasons. Today a safe sand boxed environment could have an exploit tomorrow or "harmlessly" crash your browser.

However, if you this is a feature you'd like to have personally, you may consider developing a browser add-on for it. If you do, consider keeping it open source in case others have an interest. Sounds like it could be a fun starter project in the world of browser add-ons.

  • I think that is a fair point. I will delete the question unless there is a way to close it? – Coola Nov 29 '19 at 0:17

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