HAML whitespace

I came across a weird HAML syntax in a client codebase that I was just confused about.

Haml::Engine.new(%q{
- title = '1'
.title== #{title}<br/>
}).to_html
=> <div class='title'>1<br/></div>

I found an alternative syntax, I am not sure I like it but it’s certainly better than the above.

Haml::Engine.new(%q{
- title = '1'
.title<
 #{title}
 %br>
}).to_html
=> <div class='title'>1<br></div>

Basically you can kill whitespace with < >