Suddenly, this website is inserting / before an apostrophe (Staff: fixed)
Thread poster: Tom in London

Tom in London
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:04
Member (2008)
Italian to English
Aug 9, 2015

I've only noticed this since yesterday, and it's a big nuisance.

 

Thomas T. Frost  Identity Verified
Member (2014)
Danish to English
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It hasn\'t escaped my attention Aug 9, 2015

I submitted a support ticket about it about an hour ago.

It looks like an escape character having gone wrong. As \' and \" could interfere with the site\'s html, they apparently use so-called escape characters before them, meaning the sign following the escape character should not be interpreted as code but simply displayed. Or maybe that\'s what they used to do, and they made a change to another technique and forgot to remove the escape characters. Or whatever.


 

Preston Decker  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 15:04
Chinese to English
Ditto Aug 9, 2015

Was just about to start a thread about this as well.

 

Thomas T. Frost  Identity Verified
Member (2014)
Danish to English
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Slashes Aug 9, 2015

I\'ll post the reply from support when I get one.

Maybe they\'ve slashed their IT staff or hired a slasher by mistake.


 

Tom in London
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:04
Member (2008)
Italian to English
TOPIC STARTER
And that\'s not all Aug 9, 2015

Look what happens if you\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'ve altered a post a few times!

[Edited at 2015-08-09 20:41 GMT]

[Edited at 2015-08-09 20:41 GMT]

[Edited at 2015-08-09 20:41 GMT]

[Edited at 2015-08-09 20:41 GMT]


 

Magdalena Balibrea Vich  Identity Verified
Spain
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Somebody screwed up big time Aug 9, 2015

I tried to update my profile today and it screwed up all the URLs. I’ve had to remove them all as no images or links would work. Now I’m left with the ugliest profile ever icon_frown.gif

[Edited at 2015-08-09 20:43 GMT]


 

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 21:04
Member (2006)
English to Afrikaans
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Useful... Aug 9, 2015

Tom in London wrote:
Look what happens if you\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'ve altered a post a few times!


Useful for seeing how many times the author edited his post.
icon_smile.gif


 

Thomas T. Frost  Identity Verified
Member (2014)
Danish to English
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First comment from support Aug 10, 2015

\"Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I see that the issue has already been referred to the site developers to be processed internally. Development, including adjustments and fixing-ups, may take some time but I promise to notify you here as soon as this has been resolved and tested or as soon as I have any news.\"

 

Matt Petrowski
United States
Member (2008)
English to Spanish
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Issue corrected Aug 10, 2015

Hello everyone,

This issue, which started late on Friday, has now been corrected. Unfortunately, posts since then will continue to display the extraneous backslashes, but new posts will not.

These will not be displayed with backslashes: ' "


 

Thomas T. Frost  Identity Verified
Member (2014)
Danish to English
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Thanks Aug 10, 2015

Thanks for fixing it so quickly.

So there should only be a single occurrence of each of the following characters now:

\ " ' &

(also after editing)

[Edited at 2015-08-10 10:38 GMT]


 


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