In JBehave Core 3.0.3 all leading and trailing spaces are removed from example table cells.
For example, when accessed through the ExamplesTable API (the following table
Leading/trailing spaces were not removed for JBehave Core versions older than 3.0.3. So, it might be a regression cause when this http://jira.codehaus.org/browse/JBEHAVE-353 was fixed.
At least for me it would be nice to be able to use example tables containing cells with leading/trailing spaces.