I have a question about my Physics Stack Exchange post: A new way to define matrix-vector products, to relate physical fundamental constants and units of measure

I'm trying to convert my post to MathJax, but since it's a long post, I cannot "see what I get", while writing those complex MathJax expressions "blindly" does not help...

Having the editor side by side with the preview would be better to me, while just adding a scrollbar to the preview too (only the editor has one) would still work and would require very small changes in the Stack Exchange UI.


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Almost certainly not; changing the editor is a network-wide change which requires a lot of investment in usability testing across multiple browsers and platforms..

See previously, previously. You might use the sandbox or StackEdit.io.

  • $\begingroup$ I'll definitively go for StackEdit.io, thank you very much. $\endgroup$
    – ccampisano
    Commented Feb 12, 2022 at 22:57
  • $\begingroup$ By the way... as a software engineer, IMHO, I'd expect such a complex and modern platform having been developed with en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Object-oriented_design This implies there will be one class(-set) for the editor and one for the preview, only the latter has to be changed to accommodate the scrolling feature, which is not big work (few hours). In such a situation, with one change in one class all stack-exchange communities would benefit from that. $\endgroup$
    – ccampisano
    Commented Feb 12, 2022 at 23:04
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    $\begingroup$ @ccampisano It's a large complex system, although there is a lot of work going into streamlining it. Don't forget, the initial software was created before Stack Overflow existed. ;) See meta.stackexchange.com/q/10369/334566 & stackoverflow.design $\endgroup$
    – PM 2Ring
    Commented Feb 13, 2022 at 6:15
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    $\begingroup$ Questions about side by side preview on the mother meta: meta.stackexchange.com/… $\endgroup$
    – PM 2Ring
    Commented Feb 13, 2022 at 6:25

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