|Subject:||Re: Why does my browser not interpret the escaped HTML tags?|
|Posted by:||Lars Eighner (eighn…@io.com)|
|Date:||Wed, 01 Sep 2004|
In our last episode,
the lovely and talented Robert Bowen
broadcast on comp.infosystems.www.authoring.html:
> 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 (< ,
> > ) the tag is not interpreted, it is simply displayed:
That is exact what is supposed to happen.
> ... the same thing happens with any tag. What do I have to do to make
> my browser (Firefox or Explorer) interpret the tag?
You have to put the tag in literal "<" and ">". The point of have
the character entities < and > is to allow you enter these
characters in text so they *won't* be interpreted as opening and
closing tag symbols.
Lars Eighner -finger for geek code- eighn…@io.comhttp://www.io.com/~eighner/
If it wasn't for muscle spasms, I wouldn't get any exercise at all.
Why does my browser not interpret the escaped HTML tags? posted by Robert Bowen on 1 Sep 2004