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Breadcrumbs Has Extra Caret Symbol

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1:53 am on Jan 6, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Hello ~ I seem to have an extra caret symbol in my breadcrumbs and can't get rid of it.

This shows up on internet:
www.example.com Cat > SubCat

for below code:
<div class="crumbs">
<ul itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/BreadcrumbList">
<li itemprop="itemListElement" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/ListItem">
<a itemprop="item" href="http://www.example.com/">
<span itemprop="name">Home ></span></a>
<meta itemprop="position" content="1"></li>

<li itemprop="itemListElement" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/ListItem">
<a itemprop="item" href="http://www.example.com/cat.html">
<span itemprop="name">Cat ></span></a>
<meta itemprop="position" content="2"></li>

<li itemprop="itemListElement" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/ListItem">
<a itemprop="item" href="http://www.example.com/subcat.html">
<span itemprop="name">SubCat</span></a>
<meta itemprop="position" content="3"></li></ul></div>

Any help would really be appreciated.
3:41 am on Jan 6, 2016 (gmt 0)

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If you don't want the extra &gt; (not a caret, which would be ) why is it explicitly included in the HTML?
<span itemprop="name">Home ></span>
<span itemprop="name">Cat ></span>
5:10 pm on Jan 6, 2016 (gmt 0)

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My question is why do I have an EXTRA sideways caret (don't know the name of that symbol) after "Cat" but not after "Home" .

On the internet in a google search any page with a sub-category looks like this:
www.example.com Cat > SubCat

On my website pages it shows up correctly w/o the extra sideways caret after "Cat".
Home Cat SubCat
6:13 pm on Jan 6, 2016 (gmt 0)

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The &gt; ">" that you add should not be in the anchor text.
Change
<span itemprop="name">Cat ></span></a> 
to
<span itemprop="name">Cat </span></a> &gt;

and it will go away in Google but still show on your site.
6:24 pm on Jan 6, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Thank you!
 

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