'>' and ‘<’ show as '&gt;' and '&lt;' when -> is included

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Article ID: 216448

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Clarity PPM On Premise Clarity PPM SaaS

Issue/Introduction

Characters > and < get converted to '&gt;' or '&lt;' if used in combination with one hyphen (-), or if used in same field after ->. The issue happens in any string field.  This issue happens in both Classic and Modern User Experience.

STEPS TO REPRODUCE: 

  1. In Classic Clarity, click on an existing project, and change the name to -> Test -> Test > Test -< Test <
  2. Click Save

Expected Results: Field still displays as -> Test -> Test > Test -< Test <

Actual Results: Field changes to -&gt; Test -&gt; Test &gt; Test -&lt; Test &lt;

Note that if you only have a -> at the beginning of a field, the issue does not happen. Example: If a field name is ->Test, it does not get converted to -&gt;Test

Cause

Caused by DE61237

Environment

Release : 15.8.1, 15.9, 15.9.1 15.9.2, 15.9.3

Resolution

This issue is fixed in 16.0 as DE61237. 

Workaround: Use another character type such as {}

Additional Information

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