Why do the links in the top answer of this question have these title attributes?

The entered text is:

 1. [CSS Design: Creating Custom Corners
    & Borders][1]
 2. [CSS Rounded Corners 'Roundup'][2]
 3. [25 Rounded Corners Techniques with CSS][3]

  [1]: http://www.alistapart.com/articles/customcorners/
  [2]: http://www.smileycat.com/miaow/archives/000044.php
  [3]: http://www.cssjuice.com/25-rounded-corners-techniques-with-css/

But at runtime, this is the markup:

<li><a title="Modern Compiler Implementation in ML" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.alistapart.com/articles/customcorners/">CSS Design: Creating Custom Corners
&amp; Borders</a></li>
<li><a title="Modern Compiler Implementation in Java" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.smileycat.com/miaow/archives/000044.php">CSS Rounded Corners 'Roundup'</a></li>
<li><a title="Modern Compiler Implementation in C" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.cssjuice.com/25-rounded-corners-techniques-with-css/">25 Rounded Corners Techniques with CSS</a></li>
  • 2
    Because SO knows what you really meant to say. Who would actually want to talk about CSS when there are compilers to write? – mmyers Apr 21 '10 at 21:14
  • I don't see what's wrong. – jjnguy Apr 21 '10 at 21:23
  • @Justin: see the title. – perbert Apr 21 '10 at 21:38
  • 1
    That is crazy ... But I can repro it, at least on that question. – John Rudy Apr 21 '10 at 21:44

The old server-side C# Markdown parser had some shared state issues when called multiple times.

MarkdownSharp doesn't have this issue.


I believe it might have been taken ransom by some DB/implementation change, I just edited it and the bug was no more. I couldn't reproduce it on another answer either.

As sad as it makes me, this bug will have to be swept under the rug, and likely won't come back.


I can't repro it, I see:

<li><a href="http://www.alistapart.com/articles/customcorners/" rel="nofollow">CSS Design: Creating Custom Corners
&amp; Borders</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.smileycat.com/miaow/archives/000044.php" rel="nofollow">CSS Rounded Corners 'Roundup'</a></li>

<li><a href="http://www.cssjuice.com/25-rounded-corners-techniques-with-css/" rel="nofollow">25 Rounded Corners Techniques with CSS</a></li>

However Voyager edited it between when you posted this question and now, so the HTML has been recompiled from the markdown.

Whatever it was is gone now.

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