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Underscores in code blocks don't show up in IE, do in Firefox? RRS feed

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  • When posting an answer to someone earlier, I used a code block (VB formatted) that had some underscores in it. When I posted the reply, the underscores were no longer visible. What is odd about this, is that they ARE still there if you copy/paste the text, so it has to be something with the way IE is displaying it.

    I looked at the same page with Firefox, and the underscores are there, likewise when editing the post in IE, the underscores are there. Only not in the final completed post.

    I checked on 2 machines just to make sure I am not crazy, or it wasn't simply a setting on one machine.

    "THE _ UNDERSCORES _ IN THIS _ TEXT DO _ NOT SHOW UP_IN IE" 

    Matt Kleinwaks - MSMVP MSDN Forums Moderator - www.zerosandtheone.com - visit my website for a chance to win an MSDN subscription.
    Friday, June 20, 2008 1:55 PM

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  • I confirm this behavior. Underscores present on Mozilla (SeaMonkey), but not on IE6 (do not have IE7 on this machine).

    No great loss for me as forums are unusable on a non-tabbed browser, IMHO.


    David Wilkinson | Visual C++ MVP
    Friday, June 20, 2008 2:05 PM
  • Thanks kleinma for this feedback.  I'll log this as a bug and report back to the thread when there is an updated status.

    Thanks-
    Alicia
    Program Manager, Server and Tools Online Engineering Live Services Team
    Monday, June 23, 2008 7:20 AM
  • This appears to be fixed (by various updates over 3+ years). Thanks!

    Ed Price a.k.a User Ed, Microsoft Experience Program Manager (Blog, Twitter, Wiki)

    Wednesday, February 8, 2012 2:57 AM