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XHTML error editing a wikipage

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Joined: 2007-12-11

I am trying to add a page to my wiki, but when I tried to save it, I received the error:

1 error prohibited this page from being saved
There were problems with the following fields:

Text XHTML end tag does not match start tag Element

Obviously, I am not doing any XHTML, so what's going on here? Are there any characters I'm not allowed to use? And if so, why doesn't the error message say so?

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Joined: 2003-06-10

Could you provide more details so we can reproduce the problem? For example, a link to the wiki page and what you tried to add to the page.

Joined: 2007-12-11

The original, failing text is attached.

I was about to workaround the problem:

It doesn't seem to like text inside angle brackets (which Java uses for generics). Removing them made the problem go away.

Joined: 2011-05-20

We apologise for the problem you are having updating your wiki. I have filed a bug for you at

Tonya R. Moore
Assistant Community Manager

Joined: 2011-03-23

The bug has been resolved. An example has been added to the quick reference for escaping text:

Surround the text you do not wish to be interpreted with the begin and end tag: nowiki