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Using <PRE> is a natural thing to do, especially if
you don't realize the wondrous power of the PerlMonks
<CODE> tag and how different it is from the regular
HTML equivalent. I certainly didn't expect it to work
the way it does. It's completely counterintuitive.
It might be advisable to staple a handy "PerlMonks-HTML"
reference chart to the bottom of the composition window.
There's a whole lot of space there considering how
long the right sidebar trails on. That should be the
easiest to implement, by far.