In 1.5 I get the same results as reported. In 1.6a and today's nightly this worksforme.
wfm on "latest" nightly 
Sorry I didn't check this in 1.6a. I assume that since it's "fixed" it will stay fixed. Cheers, bob
Verifying that it indeed works in post-1.5 builds and marking WFM. If I missed something, please feel free to reopen.