The math! It's overflowing!

See what happens if you expand the comments on this question, we get this prime example of a math overflow:

Of course, this is due to a \\$ problem, but still, it seems to be a flaw in the CSS that this is possible.

Note that the overflowing math does get cut off, eventually, at the edge of the sidebar. Shouldn't the overflow property be set up such that it gets cut off before that happens? The whole comment thread gets reflowed if there is one broken comment.

The same seems to apply to answers, math is allowed to overflow into the far edge of the sidebar.

This happens on Chrome Stable and FF 25.

Remark (added on Oct 4, 2015): This bug report appears to be still pending.

• This has happened for ages. The fix so far has been is not to do it :-) – Mariano Suárez-Álvarez Nov 6 '13 at 7:09
• Interestingly, I cannot edit that comment because its edit link is under something else (and one cannot get there by tabbing because of the SE fascination with :hover...) – Mariano Suárez-Álvarez Nov 6 '13 at 7:11
• I hid the thing on top using Firebug :-) – Mariano Suárez-Álvarez Nov 6 '13 at 7:17
• Math Overflow? It's not a bug, it's a feature! :-) – Asaf Karagila Nov 6 '13 at 8:19
• Here is a link to meta.MSE discussion, where Willie Wong suggested a way how to get to edit/delete button in such cases: Comments layout break if Math expression is too long. (Several other discussions about the same problem are linked there.) – Martin Sleziak Nov 7 '13 at 8:44
• @Manishearth: Martin posted a link from MSE to your comment above as "another way" of editing comments when such breakage happens. It is a shame that it is gone! – Willie Wong Nov 7 '13 at 8:57
• This is a long standing bug that happens with code-formatted markdown in comments too. Just noting that we've seen this, but I'm not sure about a fix. – Tim Post Nov 14 '13 at 14:47