Use of greater than > and less than < characters in post result in mangled code
Our forum requires that developers be able to post their code in their post for us to review and assist as necessary. Unfortunately, the use of the greater than > and less than < characters in post results in mangled code. For example:
I have disabled wysiwyg but "Simple HTML" is still enabled. I'd like to allow users to post their code and have it appear in its raw form even if the code contains HTML characters. I've read the the thread about disabling HTML tags and but obviously fear the loss of videos on existing posts...altho there was one comment: "old posts work because Vanilla stores the "Format" used for a single message." I've also read this thread about Markdown but want to make sure that doing this resolves the problem and not create more problems. I could simply try these and see what happens but I don't have access to make these changes so I want to make sure I've got a good solution before presenting it to the power that be.
What will work?
Any help will be much appreciated!