Normally you will have to use special character entities to render the characters '<' and '>'.
But not in LAML! It would compromise the HTML validation if the author could write HTML tags as CDATA. We have choosen to show '<' and '>' for face value in documents generated by LAML. LAML has to convert '<' and '>' to the underlying character entities. This is done via use of html-char-transformation-table, which is located in laml.scm.
On the side, we have to escape the text quote character " in LAML. This is done by Scheme's escaping conventions, of course.