In Finding the Distance Between Contours (Calculus 3 Question), what is causing the posting text to be partially hidden behind the Featured on Meta window?

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    $\begingroup$ This seems a bit similar to this bug report: Long display style formulae extend too much to the right with some renderers. However, that post explicitly says that it only influences Common HTML, while in this case I see the same problem as you for HTML-CSS. It is certainly non-standard that the OP typed the whole text in MathJax (even the non-math parts). But probably similar bug can manifest even for some legitimate uses of MathJax. $\endgroup$ Feb 21 at 20:16
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    $\begingroup$ @Moo, the question has since been deleted, and so is visible only to users with $\geq 10,000$ in rep. $\endgroup$
    – amWhy
    Feb 21 at 21:08
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    $\begingroup$ @amWhy: Thanks, I am happy I did a screen capture! $\endgroup$
    – Moo
    Feb 22 at 3:41
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    $\begingroup$ @Moo Good call! $\endgroup$
    – amWhy
    Feb 22 at 4:01

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While $\rm\LaTeX$ (and, well, $\rm\TeX$) is a typesetting system, MathJax is a mathematics rendering system.

One should not use MathJax for typesetting text in browsers, especially on StackExchange. (It is arguably doable if you have a static webpage, but even then you really shouldn't.)


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