Why does my browser not interpret the escaped HTML tags?

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Subject: Why does my browser not interpret the escaped HTML tags?
Posted by:  Robert Bowen (sy…@yahoo.com)
Date: 1 Sep 2004

Hello peeplez. I have an odd problem. When I put the ANSI symbol for
"less than" ("<"), the word STRONG and then the ANSI symbol for
"greater than" (">") in my web page, followed by some text, then close
the STRONG tag the same way, my text appears in bold. No problem.

When I do the same things with the corresponding HTML tags (&lt; ,
&gt; ) the tag is not interpreted, it is simply displayed:

<STRONG>text</STRONG>

.... the same thing happens with any tag. What do I have to do to make
my browser (Firefox or Explorer) interpret the tag?

Thank you,
clueless ... I mean syg

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