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Thank you for your question. I apologize for my delay in responding.

Please see the Addendum to The Nemeth Code for Mathematics and Science Notation 1972 Revision, 2007 Update Clarification Addendum, available here: [url=]link[/url]

At the end of the document linked above, there is an example that I believe directly addresses your first concern. And I believe the example indicates that the vertical line you're asking about (which seems to indicate conditional probability ([url=]link[/url])) means "given" and should be treated as a sign of comparison. So, you should leave a space before and after the vertical bar, and letter signs are not need for A or B.