In the 2012-02-26 19:48 revision of this answer the word "only" is erroneously not displayed at the end of the first line in the case $\rm\:n > 1$, in IE 8.9.7601.17514, see screen grab below. enter image description here

  • $\begingroup$ Shows up on Firefox 9.0.1. $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 27, 2012 at 2:53
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    $\begingroup$ No issue with Chrome 17.0.963.56 either. $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 28, 2012 at 3:43
  • $\begingroup$ Also OK in Safari 5.1.2. Safari has its own display bugs related to MathJax here, though. $\endgroup$
    – GEdgar
    Commented Feb 28, 2012 at 16:02
  • $\begingroup$ FYI, I'm going to rollback to your stated revision for a minute to test in IE8. $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 29, 2012 at 4:54

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After rolling back to the 2012-02-26 19:48 revision, I opened your answer in IE8 from a Windows XP virtual machine, but I couldn't see the missing "only":

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On my main machine, I tested the IE7 and IE8 compatibility modes, as well, but couldn't see anything amiss.

The only thing I can think of is one of the "Related" questions' titles contained LaTeX that interfered with rendering.

Please let me know if you see this behavior again.

  • $\begingroup$ Yes, the bug must depend on some other state on the page since I too can no longer reproduce it with the current version of the page. That seems to often be the case with these sort of bugs (I reported a few in the past). We need some way to snapshot the state of the page when the bug is triggered. $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 29, 2012 at 7:21
  • $\begingroup$ I agree - perhaps a screenshot of the entire page when it occurs? That would help most, so we can attempt to recreate the display. $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 29, 2012 at 18:36

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