After I voted to close this question, the automatically generated comment

possible duplicate of Finding the limit of $n/\sqrt\[n\]{n!}$

exhibited a small bug. Its source is

[Finding the limit of $n/\sqrt\[n\]{n!}$](https://math.stackexchange.com/q/28476)

As you can see there or in my comment below, the markdown link isn't properly parsed. I assume that this is due to the square brackets inside the math environment. In an answer or question field that source works, but apparently not in comments.

Edit: Apparently this doesn't have much to do with the math environment, as Hendrik points out in his comment below.

  • $\begingroup$ Here's the link again: Finding the limit of $n/\sqrt\[n\]{n!}$ $\endgroup$ – t.b. Jul 28 '11 at 23:25
  • $\begingroup$ This seems to be unrelated to TeX: This test comment [a \[b\] c](http://math.stackexchange.com/) gives a [b] c. $\endgroup$ – Hendrik Vogt Jul 29 '11 at 6:08
  • $\begingroup$ Right. Thanks! I didn't try much before posting this. I replaced the (tex) tag by the (markdown) tag. This seems more adequate. $\endgroup$ – t.b. Jul 29 '11 at 7:54

The escaped closing bracket \] wasn't handled correctly. This is fixed in the next build.

  • $\begingroup$ Okay, this is fixed, thanks! I don't know if it is worth thinking about fixing that without escaped brackets, that is to try and parse things of the form [test [test]](http://math.stackexchange.com/q/28476) correctly. At the moment this gives [test [test]](math.stackexchange.com/q/28476). $\endgroup$ – t.b. Jul 29 '11 at 9:55
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    $\begingroup$ @Theo: I guess that's by design, see this answer of balpha on meta.SO. $\endgroup$ – Hendrik Vogt Jul 29 '11 at 10:57
  • $\begingroup$ @Hendrik: I see. Thanks a second time! $\endgroup$ – t.b. Jul 29 '11 at 11:25
  • $\begingroup$ FYI, I just reproduced this bug here. I replaced the \[ and \] but to no avail. $\endgroup$ – Lord_Farin Oct 1 '13 at 10:21

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