Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 158 Stack Exchange communities.

What is meta?
Here's how it works:
  1. Any Stack Exchange user can ask a question
  2. The community provides support, votes on ideas, and reports bugs
  3. Your voice helps shape the way Stack Exchange operates

I'm using SO on IE 9 and I never noticed this until recently (but can't remember if it ever worked).

In both the title and the body of a Question, in order to get angle brackets (and I assume ampersand) to appear it requires the use of HTML entities.

Is this a bug?

enter image description here

share|improve this question
Ampersand works just fine as plaintext (&) – yoozer8 May 23 '12 at 19:10
Definitely by design. I believe this is done to make HTML sanitizing easier -- List <B> blah blah blah is (relatively) hard to tell apart from List <B>some bolded text</B> for example. – Matthew Read May 23 '12 at 19:12
up vote 8 down vote accepted

It is expected that you will put code into either the in-line code context (between backticks) or the block code context (indented by 4 spaces).

That is I can reference List<T> just fine, and I can have a longer code sample with angle brackets as well:

double fValue; ///< The weight associated with contributing
               ///  points. Only set after Eval(bool)
std::list<const point*> fList; ///< A list of test points in data
                               ///  space (x,y) that *might*
                               ///  contribute in this region
share|improve this answer
good enough for me – Aaron Anodide May 23 '12 at 18:59

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .