Re: Why does my browser not interpret the escaped HTML tags?

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Subject: Re: Why does my browser not interpret the escaped HTML tags?
Posted by:  jmm-list-gn (jmm-list.AXSPAM…@sohnen-moe.com)
Date: Wed, 01 Sep 2004

Robert Bowen wrote:
> 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:
>
  Yes, this is as it should be. I do not understand why you thing there
is a problem.

> <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?
>
  Don't use the escaped values for angle brackets. Escape sequences exist
so that the characters can be displayed rather than interpreted.

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Why does my browser not interpret the escaped HTML tags? posted by Robert Bowen on 1 Sep 2004