Ok, This is a weird one. I've been having problems with creating / updating certain posts on my site. When I update the page or copy the html to a new page, the save never finishes, if I stop it using the stop button or navigate away, I end up with half a post, (not stopping at any particular point). After hours of investigation, and reading other peoples problems with 2.7.1 being slow... I have a reproducable case on my blog.
Here is a zip file containing two text files.
Open works.txt in an editor, copy all the text, in wordpress create a new PAGE (haven't tested it with new post) in html view paste the text in, give it a title or works and publish. Within a couple of secs, the page shoul be published.
Now do the same thing but with fails.txt, copy the contents, create a new PAGE, title it fails, paste in the text and publish it.
On my server this sits there forever, until you get bored and stop it.
Now, I can here you crying out there must be something wrong with my server. Maybe so. But here is the WEIRD BIT:
Copy the fails.txt, create a new PAGE give it a title, all the same as before.
Now before you publish, there are a list of LI elements, about the 4th paragraph
The first li element reads "How about a blog, that you can add to from anywhere....."
change the word from to frox (yup that's right change the m to a x)
On my server the page will now publish no problem.
If someone else can see if they can replicate on 2.7.1, I'd appreciate it. It they can, it's the weirdest bug I have ever seen...