{{^ still messes up card creation if it encompasses the entire card

Quite some time ago I learned from someone (and then promptly tested in Anki) that if you enclose the entirety of the card with the “empty field” conditional bracket like so:

all of the card's HTML

it completely messes up card creation process and definitely seems like a bug.

What should happen after inserting this conditional statement:

create this card ONLY IF the “field” field is empty

What actually happens?

Cards with this statement are systematically deleted by the “Check empty cards” feature, deemed empty by the algorithm when it fact they aren’t empty

How long until the bug is squashed?

It works for me. The cards are treated as empty only when the field field is non-empty or the enclosed text is empty as expected.

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