Say that I have the following LaTeX equation:(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

[tex]x = x_0 + v_{0x}t[/tex]

Let us then say that I click the "Preview Post" button in the "Post New Thread" dialog box.

So far, everything has gone fine.

However, say that I go to the above LaTeX equation and write (without the spaces before and after "tex" and "/tex":

[ tex ]x = x_0 + v_{0x}t + \frac{1}{2}a_{x}t^2[ /tex ]

Then, say I click the "Preview Post" button for a second time. Guess what? The original equation still appears! Please try this to confirm what I am saying.

For more complex and multiple uses of the "[ tex ]" and "[ /tex ]" modifiers, multiple uses of the "Preview Post" button between edits leads to a mess so jumbled, I can no longer be confident that my message will be submitted intact. I find LaTeX to be a bit intimidating in the first place. As such, because of the problems I have been having with the "Preview Post" function, I have yet to use LaTeX in any of my posts. However, I need help with a problem using vectors, and I believe that the only way I will be able to generate an understandable post will be via the use of LaTeX.

So what is going wrong?

If this is an issue with my browser, I'll point out that I'm using Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 under Windows XP Service Pack 1.

If this isn't an issue with my browser, do you plan on fixing this problem any time soon?

Thank you.

P.S. I am assuming that when I finally get around to clicking on the "Submit New Thread" button that everything will be displayed correctly ...

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# Problems with previewing posts that use LaTeX

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