Lightroom Classic: |, &lt, > not documented as hierarchical keyword separators

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LR's use of "|", "<", and ">" as hierarchical keyword separators is not documented.

In the User Guide section Add Keywords To Photos, it should say:

"Type keywords in the field labeled Click Here To Add Keywords in the Keywords area of the Keywording panel. Separate keywords using commas. Use vertical bar |, <, or > to indicate hierarchical keywords, such as animal|dog, animal > dog or dog < animal."

(Text to be added in italics.)

In Preferences > File Handling, it currently says:


That should be modified to:

"The vertical bar |, <, and > are automatically recognized as hierarchy separators."
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Note: Help documentation should be updated as of this morning. 
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Version 9.3, an update to Lightroom Classic, went live on June 15, 2020 and contains a fix for this issue. Please install the update and respond back if it does not cure the issue for you. Thank you for your patience!
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Looks good, thanks. A tiny improvement that will avoid confusion that some users were experiencing.