When I view the front page right now in Safari, I see: question mark appears mid-equation Notice that the question mark, which the poster properly placed at the end of the equation (see the question (before another edit removed the question mark) at https://mathoverflow.net/revisions/329925/2), appears at the end of the first line, mid-inequality. I think that this is probably a result of a relatively narrow window width (138 characters). I'm not sure what to say about this except that it's obviously (presumably?) not the way it should be rendering.

  • $\begingroup$ Looks OK to me, and I'm also using Safari. But I think the title was better before OP posted it, in the version without all the math. $\endgroup$ Apr 25, 2019 at 22:37
  • $\begingroup$ @GerryMyerson, did you try it with a narrow window? $\endgroup$
    – LSpice
    Apr 26, 2019 at 1:25
  • $\begingroup$ No. (Why would I?) $\endgroup$ Apr 26, 2019 at 3:29
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    $\begingroup$ To me this looks a bit similar to this bug report: MathJax rendering issue while looking at someone's profile. (Although that one is already marked status completed.) $\endgroup$ Apr 26, 2019 at 3:54
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    $\begingroup$ @GerryMyerson, because that's the circumstance under which I'm seeing it. (I put this in the title, but not the body, so I guess I should edit.) $\endgroup$
    – LSpice
    Apr 26, 2019 at 11:45
  • $\begingroup$ @MartinSleziak, I agree that that looks like a similar error (although it's hard to tell if two rendering issues are caused by the same underlying bug, and this one seems like it might be related to window width—although I neglected to try re-sizing the window to see, and now the title's changed), but, as you say, it's happening for me right now, despite the {status-completed} tag. $\endgroup$
    – LSpice
    Apr 26, 2019 at 18:47
  • $\begingroup$ I'm reminded of an old joke. Man goes to the doctor, says "Doc, it hurts when I raise my arm like this [raises his arm to show doctor what he means]." Doctor replies, "So, don't raise your arm like that!" $\endgroup$ Apr 26, 2019 at 23:58
  • $\begingroup$ @SpencerG, I notice the tag status-review was removed, but no new tag was added. Does that mean that, on review, this was determined not to be a bug; or that it was determined to be a bug, but won't be fixed; or something else? $\endgroup$
    – LSpice
    Nov 9 at 2:27
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    $\begingroup$ @LSpice Sorry for the confusion it was my error. We were doing an internal review of these older bug reports, and I pulled the tag off by accident. I have not put a new status on it, as it will create a new ticket via our automation. So still monitoring it; I just messed up our internal process. That being said, I could not duplicate this on Safari when I tried to. $\endgroup$
    – SpencerG StaffMod
    Nov 9 at 13:35
  • $\begingroup$ @SpencerG, re, no worries. It seems only to happen on the front page (or other summary page, i.e., not on individual question pages) with titles with long math formulæ with narrow windows. I don't see any on the front page right now, but would be happy to comment here next time I see one, if that would help. $\endgroup$
    – LSpice
    Nov 9 at 14:14


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