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On this page of edit revisions, when you view them in markdown source code, there is some inconsistency: leading spaces apparently always get converted to   but other spaces in common lines don't. In edited lines, on the other hand, every space appears to be subject to that replacement. Which makes the alignment between common and modified lines look pretty weird.

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Nice catch, thanks. The conversion to   happend to prevent successive spaces to be collapsed into one, because in the Markdown view, they're significant. But of course there's a better way to do this, and it also makes sure it happens everywhere: Via the css white-space property. So that's what we'll be doing from the next build on.

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See – msh210 Aug 2 '12 at 16:47
Thanks for the pointer, @msh210. – balpha Aug 2 '12 at 17:29

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