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What issues does using the HTML width attribute for images create?

I read: Using the HTML width attribute is known to cause issues when using some layout modifiers - I used to use it too but got complaints. Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog What issues does using the ...
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Some fields on contact page contain encoded placeholders

There are encoded placeholders on some fields on contact page. For instance: Trust and Safety Account Issue Reproduced on all non-English sites if non-Latin symbols are used in resulting ...
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Popup for suspending from suggested edits contains encoded symbols

The native browser confirmation popup that appears when a moderator is attempting to suspend a user from suggest edits contains encoded symbols in the username. Moreover, if the Cancel button is ...
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Bug with the special characters in the email on Contact page

I have an account with email like [email protected] (Not a real email). I've visited the Contact page, selected the contact variant (for example, Account Issue > I need to merge user profiles)...
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When trying to specify a question on another site as a duplicate target, the error message displays incorrectly on sites with ampersands in their name

When flagging/VTCing a question as a dupe, and the link pasted into the box is from a different site, the error message looks like this: But on the 17 sites with ampersands in their titles (as well ...
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Bug with too long text in html tag <kbd> [duplicate]

If text in the <kbd> html tag is too long it isn't transferred to the next line, but gets out further: Like screenshot: Like HTML: ...
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HTML Entities on the button in Create Tag Synonym dialog

The page: https://ru.stackoverflow.com/tags/synonyms When I open the Create Tag Synonym dialog first, it looks fine But if I check/uncheck the Merge Tags option, the button will look like this: ...
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Translated success popup-message for synonym deletion shows as HTML entities

After successfully deleting a tag synonym on https://ru.stackoverflow.com/tags/synonyms, the popup-message shown consists almost entirely of HTML entities. Found the line in Traducir: https://ru....
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Inbox not rendering HTML entities when they end a message-preview in the Inbox [duplicate]

My inbox decided to truncate the message preview partway through the HTML entity for a single quote in the word "doesn't". This is... odd. Can it be changed to extend the preview to go all ...
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Double HTML Escape in Bounty Error Messages

There's a double HTML escape in the "locked post" message when awarding a bounty:
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Escaped HTML in dialog to select moderator message template

When selecting a moderator message template, the first few lines of the text are shown, but with escaped HTML: This is how it looks like in the editor: The same problem also happens in a site-...
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Let's escape The Overflow Newsletter entirely

Continuing the trend: Escaped HTML in The Overflow blog The latest edition of The Overflow's content has incorrectly generated quote and apostrophe characters There&#x27;s no escape from HTML ...
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Escaped HTML in The Overflow blog

There are several instances of escaped HTML in the latest issue of The Overflow, Sufficiently advanced HTML conversion feels like magic: Further down there's another &#x27;.
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The latest edition of The Overflow's content has incorrectly generated quote and apostrophe characters [duplicate]

The Overflow #132 has some unescaped/incorrectly generated apostrophes and quotation marks. Here's a screenshot of the problematic content in question: In particular: The term to use when trash ...
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Erroneous HTML tags in toast notification [duplicate]

I found an error on a Stack Exchange pop-up. Likely whatever is generating the message (js/node etc) is not parsing the HTML text of the pop-up correctly. Could this be fixed?
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Badly escaped HTML results in plain text instead of markup in toast notifications (e.g. "You can&#39;t vote for your own post".)

There's an HTML escape bug that's reproducible network-wide. Also mentioned on Super User, this is not just "ugly", but also causes prevents the link from being clicked, which is more ...
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Markdown isn't rendering the <sup> tag correctly

Recently I made an edit to this question in Literature SE. The added part is a link inside a tag: <sup> The mot was made by mathematician Poincaré in his essay [The future of mathematics](https:...
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"Featured on Meta" section sometimes (but not always) shows symbols as HTML entities

This appears to have broken sometime today and is currently broken on Stack Overflow. There's been no change to the post's title in that time. How it looked yesterday: How it looks today: The same ...
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StackApps thumbnail tooltips show HTML encoded titles

When hovering over a thumbnail, a tooltip appears showing the title of the question. However, if the title contains special characters, the tooltip displays the HTML entities instead:
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Subscription feed emails still doubly encode < and > characters

This is a re-post of a bug from six years ago, in the hope that it will get some love. When I receive emails for my Stack Exchange email subscriptions, characters like < and > are doubly encoded,...
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Terms of Latin origin in plaintext in titles, or some way to italicize them for those who don't recognize them as such?

I had in toto changed to "in total" in a question title with a comment that a spelling error was corrected, even though in toto appeared again in the restatement of the question in the body. ...
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Post body elision doesn’t handle HTML entities

I am seeing this on the questions page of Security Stack Exchange right now: The question description is truncated right in the middle of the &quot; HTML entity. The result is the string "...
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Extra space in formatting tips for HTML + Markdown

There is an extra space in formatting tips for the text editor: The text inserted as is produces the following: Markdown works * fine* in here. But we're expecting italic style for "fine" ...
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International characters (ñ, á , í) used on prompts show as HTML entities in the profile page

While editing one's profile in Stack Overflow en español, navigating to Site settings > Applications shows a list of connected aplications. If you try to remove one of the authorisations, a prompt ...
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Difference between links in revisions and in current body of questions

I found an odd bug. Apparently sometimes there are differences between the body in the post in the revision, and in the actual post, regarding presenting hyperlink in the body. Examples: look at this ...
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Notifications with a HTML encoded entity render improperly if a truncation occurs in the middle of the entity [duplicate]

I received the below notification yesterday: The chat message itself can be found at https://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/46368649#46368649: iunno I'm just saying that it's not out of ...
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How to set a no break in keyboard shortcuts?

I'm wondering if it's possible to set a keyboard shortcut reference to be no breakable Example: As is: Keyboard shortcuts are shown in menus, contextual menus and by (on Windows) pressing Ctrl+/ ...
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International characters (ñ, á , í) used on prompts / email subject on Stack Overflow en español are shown as HTML entities

This isn't the same as Quotation marks are shown as HTML entities, in the revision page because occurs on different UI elements and on a localized site. The email that requests email confirmation on ...
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Syntax highlighting for form elements sometimes do not work [duplicate]

I posted a question that has this code <input type="text" v-model="myVar" @keyup.enter="doFilter" /> <button class="md-icon-button md-raised md-accent md-dense" @click="doFilter">Filter&...
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Search doesn't render some HTML entities

I noticed some HTML entities are not being rendered properly in search: This behavior happens with all searches that return that post. I have noticed this happens with at least 3 entities, as ...
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How can I escape an HTML tag without using code blocks?

In a question on Meta Code Golf, I want to quote a comment by SteveFest which displays an HTML tag as a literal set of characters. I can't find a way to include <s>not</s> without ...
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What's the rationale behind not parsing HTML entities in chat?

It seems status-bydesign that HTML entities are not parsed in chat. What's the rationale for this? In my humble opinion, HTML entities can be very useful. I would be able to freely type "—" ...
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Is search able to find accented characters entered as HTML entities (such as Fran&ccedil;ois)?

There are various ways to enter accented characters, one of them is using html. For example, I can type Gâteaux by entering G&acirc;teaux or Gâteaux; I can type entering François by ...
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HTML encoding in username tooltip on stackexchange.com/sites

On https://stackexchange.com/sites, when you click on a site's bubble, you can see the top five users on that site. When you hover over the profile picture, you can see the name and the rep of the ...
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HTML entities in "bounty expiring soon" notifications

Although Quotes are broken! and Bug in HTML entities for badge notifications both have status-completed, HTML entities still appear in "expiring soon" notifications:
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Android app showing ellipses as &hellip;

The Android app, when showing replies, for the ellipses, it shows &hellip; instead. I presume this would be the same for other 'special' characters, I see that there is already a bug report for ...
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Mod messages dropdown does too much HTML escaping for new meta questions

The mod messages dropdown improperly HTML entity escapes the meta question introduction. I looked for similar bug reports on MSE but couldn't find any. Because a screenshot is worth a hundred rep ...
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E-mail escaping broken again

I'm seeing &lt; for < in my, "New [topic] question for [date]", e-mails. This seems to be a duplicate of an old issue that was marked resolved a couple years ago: Ellipses in email ...
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Encoded HTML entities in mod message popup

New meta post alerts for mods are sometimes shown with HTML entities: I think this is new, but possibly I've just been blind for several years, or maybe it only happens in rare conditions since some ...
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Something's wrong with entity-escaping in tag wiki excerpts

Observe the tag wiki for the infinite-stratos tag at Anime.SE. As of now, the excerpt reads: If you try to edit the tag wiki, you'll see that the angle brackets there are literal angle brackets < ...
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Inequalities stripped as HTML tags

Inequalities where one side is represented as a character or word are stripped as HTML tags if no spaces are included. For instance: 1 < n < 4 (works fine because of spaces) 1 < this shows ...
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Inbox chops messages in the middle of an HTML character reference

The messages in the inbox get chopped if they too long, and the chop can occur in the middle of an HTML character reference as can be seen in this screenshot: The character being chopped is [ and it ...
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Can HTML character entities in plain text emails be replaced?

In a recent tag filter email message, in the plain text part of the message an HTML entity for the horizontal ellipsis appeared at the end of the question preview: I'm trying to just read the exif ...
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Achievement messages in top bar are being double-HTML-encoded

See screenshot: Curiously, there are older badge achievement messages further down the list which display properly.
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Timeline is encoding my quote!

Stumbled upon this: Link to original comment. Maybe another victim of this, unseen until now?
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Allow HTML entities in comments

I just tried to write a comment with an em dash—unsuccessfully, I might add—by using the &mdash; HTML entity. Maybe I'm spoiled by the Markdown support for questions and answers, and ...
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Combined flair is double escaping some Turkish characters

This isn't a serious problem but in Stack Exchange flair tooltips, there is some problem with rendering Turkish characters; they are being double escaped when converted to HTML entities. The following ...
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Search is looking at the HTML encoded version of a post, rather than what would be rendered

I just did a search for &lt; just because I was curious. I was expecting to find posts where the user explicity wrote &lt; in the body or title of the post, which would only actually match the ...
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HTML entities when editing top answers on careers profile

When editing the "Top Answers" section on a careers profile, the answer titles have raw HTML entities:
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Quotation marks converted to entities in rolling back with summary

In the revision history page of an answer, click "edit" next to an old answer, add an edit summary with an apostrophe (') or double-quotation-mark (") in it, and save without editing the post. The ...
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