Yahoo! Cache Mishandling <SUP> Superscript HTML Tag

Dec 14, 2006 • 7:56 am | comments (3) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Yahoo Search Engine Optimization

A WebmasterWorld thread reports that Yahoo!'s cache is mishandling the <SUP> </SUP> (superscript) HTML tag. The superscript tag basically looks like this, often used for adding comments1 numbers for reference or other characters to words.

Yahoo! Moderator, jdMorgan, confirmed this as an issue;

In your case it was the </sup> closing tag that got changed to HTML character-entities. In my case, it was the opening <sup> tag. Because of this difference in our applications, it looks like a problem handling <sup>s nested within other tags.

So that's a confirmation of what appears to be a fairly straightforward bug.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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12/14/2006 04:03 pm

<a href="" rel="nofollow">Look</a> what you're doing to my Google homepage ;-)

Barry Schwartz

12/14/2006 04:09 pm

That was my fault actually...

David Ogletree

12/16/2006 06:44 pm

yeah thinks for screwing up my google home page.

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