There's some squirrely behavior going on when using the [tag:tag] syntax for linking tags on Meta.

In Chrome (29.0.1547.76 m, Windows 7), when written in one continuous line in Markdown, tags overflow both the preview pane of the editor and the page:

editor actually a question

The same happens in Firefox (24.0, Windows 7):


In IE 10 (10.0.8), the tags do wrap. However, it cuts a tag on the boundary into two pieces:


Here is a post that produces this behavior.

  • Added spaces as a workaround so the linked question doesn't break.
    – Daniel Beck Mod
    Commented Sep 29, 2013 at 18:14
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    Screenshots of this site, posted in a question on this site are always extremely confusing. :P Commented Sep 29, 2013 at 18:31
  • Finding oddities of behavior in MS browsers is sadly not uncommon. MS plays very fast (in a bad way) and loose (also in a bad way) with things that should be standards. Noticing that MS has screwed it up shouldn't be surprising in any way, shape, or form. Making it the responsibility of the site to fix seems ... irresponsible at best. Mayhap you should be complaining to those responsible for the IE bad decisions so they get their butts on-board with legitimate standards.
    – killermist
    Commented Dec 1, 2013 at 0:42

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This has been fixed and will be deployed in the next build.

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