Confluence 3.2 Switching from Rich Text to Wiki Markup produces backslashes

The Wiki Markup shows:

span:class=heading}Heading{span}
{span:class=active}* [Ground|Ground {page-info:title|page=@parent}]{span}

* [Special|Special {page-info:title|page=@parent}]

When I switch to the Rich Text and back to the Wiki Markup again ist shows:

span:class=heading}Heading{span}
{span:class=active}* \[Ground\|Ground {page-info:title|page=@parent}\]{span}

* \[Special\|Special {page-info:title|page=@parent}\]

From where do those backslashes come ?

I would prefer not to have them there

Does someone know the reason for this ?
Thanks

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This is a known problem with switching from the rich-text editor to wiki markup and back again.

The short answer is that the rich-text editor isn't really much good at wiki markup.

The only fixes are to tell your users to stick to using one type of editor, or to upgrade (it improves in 3.4 and 3.5, but is still problematic. And it's all fixed in 4.0+ because there's no wiki markup for an editor to mangle)

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