The popover showing the tag excerpt when hovering a inline tag, i.e. [meta-tag:tags] and [tag:tags] works on edit mode, but not on view mode.

With meta-tag prefix: ,
With tag prefix:

When hovering in edit mode, this is how the popover looks:

When hovering in view mode, this is what is being shown (it looks that is working as a standard link showing the title attribute):

Tested using Chrome for Mac, signed in and in incognito mode. Also tested in Safari, as an anonymous user.

There is a very old post from 2011, Hovering over a tag no longer shows the tag popup on the edit/ask a question page, that was answered "status by design", but also there is a newer report from 2018 reporting exactly the same that have not being answered yet and is still open, Hovering over a tag no longer shows the tag popup on the edit/ask a question page.

As November 2, 2022, what is the official stand about the tag pop-over on inline tags?


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    I don't think this has worked for a long time. At least, there's a much older report for exactly the same thing: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/319549/…
    – animuson StaffMod
    Nov 2, 2022 at 15:50
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    Well, only four years. By now there are bugs that celebrated 10 years, and still fresh as new. Nov 2, 2022 at 15:53
  • Thanks for you reply @animuson. I think that I have see it working recently (few months ago, maybe the last year)
    – Rubén
    Nov 2, 2022 at 15:54
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    Seems it's explicitly disabled for tags in the body of a post: if ($tag.closest('.mixed-site-content, .js-post-body, .js-tag-preferences-container').length) return null; // not for mixed-mode channels content, post bodies or sidebar from cdn-dev.sstatic.net/Js/full.en.js?v=1f145d11a2e9 In which case the bug is that the preview shows the popover, rather than an actual post not showing it.
    – VLAZ
    Nov 2, 2022 at 16:10
  • @animuson I edited the question... not sure if this make the question good for being reopened but at least might work as a request to add an update on the duplicate target.
    – Rubén
    Nov 2, 2022 at 16:46
  • This is still a duplicate reporting the exact same issue, whether it's a bug or not. Nov 2, 2022 at 17:48
  • @ShadowTheKidWizard That is perfectly fine... Do you have a suggestion about how to get an update about the issue ?
    – Rubén
    Nov 2, 2022 at 17:49
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    @Rubén sadly I have no suggestion, my experience with old non-critical bugs/requests isn't good, the vast majority get no attention at all, and these days only bugs/requests marked as status-review even have a chance to get such attention. So on second thought, I have a suggestion, ask a mod to mark the dupe target as status-review, so that is has chance to get response. For that, think the best way with minimum noise is to custom flag the question, asking to add the tag, explaining why you think it's important enough. Nov 2, 2022 at 18:00
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    Oh wait, the OP is a mod, so it can be much more simple. Nov 2, 2022 at 18:00


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