I've just posted an answer that involved some HTML, which I indented by four spaces.
compare to the original input I made:
It seems as though
gets replaced by an actual non-breaking space within a code section in the final output. I think this was not always the case (can someone confirm?), and it generally contradicts the meaning of a code section.
This is also inconsistent with the way text within backticks is treated. Now I know I could circumvent that by using
&nbsp;, but I'm very hesitant of this double encoding of source code.
Is it a bug?