# My answer looks different than the edit preview

When I look at my answer here, the link and the diagram link are "messed up". But if I click on "edit", the preview looks perfectly fine. It is just me, or do others also see this anomaly?

This actually had nothing to do with the periods in the LaTeX. This was pure coincidence, based on timing and this bug I introduced on Friday.

At the time you started writing your answer, this bug wasn't introduced yet. That's why everything looked correct for you in the preview. By the time you submitted your answer, the bug was in the system, causing the broken rendering. By the time robjohn made the edit, the bug had been fixed again, so the rendering was correct again. It would have looked correctly with the periods as well.

Apologies about the confusion (and thanks robjohn for jumping in to help).

• Thanks for this information. I was going a bit crazy trying to understand what was going on!
– user940
Jan 28, 2013 at 13:07

I removed some periods from the end of a few $<LaTeX>.$ and removed a return from within a line. I think it might be the trailing period inside a LateX expression. In any case, it looks okay now.

• I'll try to be more careful in the future...
– user940
Jan 25, 2013 at 20:31
• @ByronSchmuland: I didn't know that that would cause a problem. I was just grasping at straws to even try that.
– robjohn Mod
Jan 26, 2013 at 1:04
• You can't argue with success! Thanks again.
– user940
Jan 26, 2013 at 15:28