By design, HTML collapses all instances of multiple whitespace characters to a single space. The odd color switching is due to my using "code" tags to preserve formatting. For whatever reason, the forum software adds color changes within "code" sections according to some obscure set of rules. If it were actual programming code, the color changes might make sense. Perhaps the forums need another tag, such as "pre" (for "preformatted"), which would preserve spacing but not mess with the color. Else, perhaps Albert could modify the software to eliminate the color changes from the "code" tag (do they really help when displaying actual code?) Anyway, if the colors really annoy you, you could, for example, do a copy/paste into Notepad, or Wordpad (using Edit > Paste Special > Unformatted Text) on a Windows machine.
Edited by A.J. Franzman, Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:54 PM.