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markdown character series crashed cell

md(1) crashes my cell. The completion of typing the last ')' in "md(1) causes the `(1) to become repeated twice in the cell and cell/page causes an error and page crash.

Screen Shot 2021-05-15 at 12.18.12 PM

Yikes! Sorry Brooks, and thanks for the report. I can’t seem to reproduce that; could you make a screen recording of this happening, with your browser’s developer console open to show errors?

I’m just guessing from the appearance of that “Save” button but it looks like you’re on a Mac, in which case you can start a screen recording by pressing ⌘-Shift-5. To open the developer console in Chrome, Safari, or Firefox, press ⌘-⌥-I and click the “Console” tab. I’d also be happy to screenshare with you to try to reproduce and diagnose.

If it makes you feel better I can’t reproduce it from scratch and that problem cell is gone. Clean notebook and clean cell and I can’t reproduce. But basically the behavior was such that adding the closing parenthesis to (1 in the example above produced the second `(1) that you see in the screenshot. And that was with autocomplete off. With autocomplete on or off for parentheses completion I can’t reproduce.

So sleep well for now :slight_smile:

I’ll screenshot next time something happens. I’m invested in Observable and I’ll do a better job of communicating the bugs if I encounter any. Plain english for odd bugs is sometimes less than sufficient :slight_smile:

Haha no worries about the plain English bug report, we welcome those too! I’ll keep an eye out, and you know where to find me.