I teach computer science, and whitespace indentation is important for source code readability and sometimes functionality. Students submit code through the assignment text entry box, and their submissions are frequently stripped of the whitespace indentation, which makes the code difficult to assess. I have not been able to determine why the indentation is preserved in some submissions and not others, but it is definitely inconsistent.
Whitespace and indentation should always be preserved in assignment submissions that use the text entry box.
I have also noticed that whitespace indentation is also often stripped from submission comments as well
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