NOTE: remove the underscores in the code - they are there so that the code isn't rendered by your browser (vB doesn't process the code properly)
Here's a workaround I just came up with (can't track down anything relevant elsewhere on the web):
"&_#09;" is the HTML decimal code for the tab character, which is not rendered by modern graphical browsers (unless in a <PRE> block), so it doesn't show up, and the problem is solved! Note that the "&" character itself will need to be suitably encoded in the XML document with the effect that the line will look like this:
BTW Wes - I don't think names can be prefixed with a number (or simply be a number) like in the example you gave. Although that's not the cause of this particular problem, it's something to avoid (although I suspect that it was just the first thing that came into your head when you bashed out that anchor as an example).