Possible bug rendering less than character

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    There seems to be an issue with how the forum displays the less than character (< ) in proximity to certain other characters such as equal to (=). In particular, when attempting to write this regex string:
    it was reproduced as

    (?< =From: ).*$

    Which, of course, didn't work properly when the person I was talking to tried to use it.

    I think this is happening because the text entry system converts the keyboard '< ' character into its HTML escape. The escape sequence includes a trailing space which shouldn't actually be rendered. This appears to happen whether or not the characters are inside the HTML pre tags. For testing: <= >=
    (?< =ABC)

    < =
    >=
    (?< =ABC)
    
    
    

    < = >=
    (?< =ABC) [/pre] https://gist.github.com/grokk-it/afa28ab8891c0d95139a564e8f8b93c6

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    Yep, that's why you can't post xml here.

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