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On Chrome and Firefox under Ubuntu, I get the following strange behavior: alt text

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  • $\begingroup$ I get something similar (with Firefox on Ubuntu), except the exponentially growing dollar signs don't appear on separate lines. Also, scrolling appears to prompt it to display a bunch of script $x$'s with large spaces in between. $\endgroup$ – Akhil Mathew Nov 14 '10 at 5:06
  • $\begingroup$ @Akhil: Markdown will respect newlines if you have two spaces before the line break, which is what I did to generate this example. $\endgroup$ – Anton Geraschenko Nov 14 '10 at 5:11
  • $\begingroup$ I'm seeing this on Firefox 3.6 under both Fedora and Windows. $\endgroup$ – Rahul Nov 14 '10 at 6:53
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This has been fixed.

Twas a bug on a compatibility patch (IE handles javascript regex a little differently than... any other browser [arguably more sanely, but still differently]) that caused the number of escaped $s to double for each identical $string$ in a post (in anything other than IE).

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