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  • <p>Allowed HTML tags: &lt;a&gt; &lt;em&gt; &lt;strong&gt; &lt;cite&gt; &lt;blockquote&gt; &lt;code&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;ol&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;dl&gt; &lt;dt&gt; &lt;dd&gt; &lt;h4&gt; &lt;h5&gt; &lt;h6&gt;</p><p>This site allows HTML content. While learning all of HTML may feel intimidating, learning how to use a very small number of the most basic HTML "tags" is very easy. This table provides examples for each tag that is enabled on this site.</p><p>For more information see W3C's <a href="http://www.w3.org/TR/html/">HTML Specifications</a> or use your favorite search engine to find other sites that explain HTML.</p><table class="responsive-enabled"> <thead> <tr> <th>Tag Description</th> <th>You Type</th> <th>You Get</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr class="odd"> <td class="description">Anchors are used to make links to other pages.</td> <td class="type">&lt;code&gt;&amp;lt;a href=&amp;quot;http://www.metaltoad.com&amp;quot;&amp;gt;Metal Toad Media&amp;lt;/a&amp;gt;&lt;/code&gt;</td> <td class="get">&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.metaltoad.com&quot;&gt;Metal Toad Media&lt;/a&gt;</td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td class="description">Emphasized</td> <td class="type">&lt;code&gt;&amp;lt;em&amp;gt;Emphasized&amp;lt;/em&amp;gt;&lt;/code&gt;</td> <td class="get">&lt;em&gt;Emphasized&lt;/em&gt;</td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td class="description">Strong</td> <td class="type">&lt;code&gt;&amp;lt;strong&amp;gt;Strong&amp;lt;/strong&amp;gt;&lt;/code&gt;</td> <td class="get">&lt;strong&gt;Strong&lt;/strong&gt;</td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td class="description">Cited</td> <td class="type">&lt;code&gt;&amp;lt;cite&amp;gt;Cited&amp;lt;/cite&amp;gt;&lt;/code&gt;</td> <td class="get">&lt;cite&gt;Cited&lt;/cite&gt;</td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td class="description">Block quoted</td> <td class="type">&lt;code&gt;&amp;lt;blockquote&amp;gt;Block quoted&amp;lt;/blockquote&amp;gt;&lt;/code&gt;</td> <td class="get">&lt;blockquote&gt;Block quoted&lt;/blockquote&gt;</td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td class="description">Coded text used to show programming source code</td> <td class="type">&lt;code&gt;&amp;lt;code&amp;gt;Coded&amp;lt;/code&amp;gt;&lt;/code&gt;</td> <td class="get">&lt;code&gt;Coded&lt;/code&gt;</td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td class="description">Unordered list - use the &lt;li&gt; to begin each list item</td> <td class="type">&lt;code&gt;&amp;lt;ul&amp;gt; &amp;lt;li&amp;gt;First item&amp;lt;/li&amp;gt; &amp;lt;li&amp;gt;Second item&amp;lt;/li&amp;gt; &amp;lt;/ul&amp;gt;&lt;/code&gt;</td> <td class="get">&lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;First item&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Second item&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt;</td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td class="description">Ordered list - use the &lt;li&gt; to begin each list item</td> <td class="type">&lt;code&gt;&amp;lt;ol&amp;gt; &amp;lt;li&amp;gt;First item&amp;lt;/li&amp;gt; &amp;lt;li&amp;gt;Second item&amp;lt;/li&amp;gt; &amp;lt;/ol&amp;gt;&lt;/code&gt;</td> <td class="get">&lt;ol&gt; &lt;li&gt;First item&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Second item&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt;</td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td class="description" colspan="3">No help provided for tag <em class="placeholder">li</em>.</td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td class="description">Definition lists are similar to other HTML lists. &lt;dl&gt; begins the definition list, &lt;dt&gt; begins the definition term and &lt;dd&gt; begins the definition description.</td> <td class="type">&lt;code&gt;&amp;lt;dl&amp;gt; &amp;lt;dt&amp;gt;First term&amp;lt;/dt&amp;gt; &amp;lt;dd&amp;gt;First definition&amp;lt;/dd&amp;gt; &amp;lt;dt&amp;gt;Second term&amp;lt;/dt&amp;gt; &amp;lt;dd&amp;gt;Second definition&amp;lt;/dd&amp;gt; &amp;lt;/dl&amp;gt;&lt;/code&gt;</td> <td class="get">&lt;dl&gt; &lt;dt&gt;First term&lt;/dt&gt; &lt;dd&gt;First definition&lt;/dd&gt; &lt;dt&gt;Second term&lt;/dt&gt; &lt;dd&gt;Second definition&lt;/dd&gt; &lt;/dl&gt;</td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td class="description" colspan="3">No help provided for tag <em class="placeholder">dt</em>.</td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td class="description" colspan="3">No help provided for tag <em class="placeholder">dd</em>.</td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td class="description">Heading</td> <td class="type">&lt;code&gt;&amp;lt;h4&amp;gt;Subtitle four&amp;lt;/h4&amp;gt;&lt;/code&gt;</td> <td class="get">&lt;h4&gt;Subtitle four&lt;/h4&gt;</td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td class="description">Heading</td> <td class="type">&lt;code&gt;&amp;lt;h5&amp;gt;Subtitle five&amp;lt;/h5&amp;gt;&lt;/code&gt;</td> <td class="get">&lt;h5&gt;Subtitle five&lt;/h5&gt;</td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td class="description">Heading</td> <td class="type">&lt;code&gt;&amp;lt;h6&amp;gt;Subtitle six&amp;lt;/h6&amp;gt;&lt;/code&gt;</td> <td class="get">&lt;h6&gt;Subtitle six&lt;/h6&gt;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Most unusual characters can be directly entered without any problems.</p><p>If you do encounter problems, try using HTML character entities. A common example looks like &amp;amp; for an ampersand &amp; character. For a full list of entities see HTML's <a href="http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/sgml/entities.html">entities</a> page. Some of the available characters include:</p><table class="responsive-enabled"> <thead> <tr> <th>Character Description</th> <th>You Type</th> <th>You Get</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr class="odd"> <td class="description">Ampersand</td> <td class="type">&lt;code&gt;&amp;amp;amp;&lt;/code&gt;</td> <td class="get">&amp;amp;</td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td class="description">Greater than</td> <td class="type">&lt;code&gt;&amp;amp;gt;&lt;/code&gt;</td> <td class="get">&amp;gt;</td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td class="description">Less than</td> <td class="type">&lt;code&gt;&amp;amp;lt;&lt;/code&gt;</td> <td class="get">&amp;lt;</td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td class="description">Quotation mark</td> <td class="type">&lt;code&gt;&amp;amp;quot;&lt;/code&gt;</td> <td class="get">&amp;quot;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table>
  • Lines and paragraphs are automatically recognized. The <br /> line break, <p> paragraph and </p> close paragraph tags are inserted automatically. If paragraphs are not recognized simply add a couple of blank lines.
  • <p>Syntax highlighting of source code can be enabled with the following tags:</p><div class="item-list"><ul><li>Generic syntax highlighting tags: "<code>&lt;code&gt;</code>", "<code>&lt;blockcode&gt;</code>".</li><li>Language specific syntax highlighting tags: "<code>&lt;apache&gt;</code>" for Apache configuration source code, "<code>&lt;c&gt;</code>" for C source code, "<code>&lt;cpp&gt;</code>" for C++ source code, "<code>&lt;css&gt;</code>" for CSS source code, "<code>&lt;drupal5&gt;</code>" for Drupal 5 source code, "<code>&lt;drupal6&gt;</code>" for Drupal 6 source code, "<code>&lt;html&gt;</code>" for HTML source code, "<code>&lt;java&gt;</code>" for Java source code, "<code>&lt;javascript&gt;</code>" for Javascript source code, "<code>&lt;mysql&gt;</code>" for MySQL source code, "<code>&lt;php&gt;</code>" for PHP source code, "<code>&lt;python&gt;</code>" for Python source code, "<code>&lt;ruby&gt;</code>" for Ruby source code, "<code>&lt;sql&gt;</code>" for SQL source code, "<code>&lt;xml&gt;</code>" for XML source code.</li></ul></div><p>Options and tips:</p><div class="item-list"><ul><li>The language for the generic syntax highlighting tags can be specified with one of the attribute(s): <em class="placeholder">type, lang, language, class</em>. The possible values are: "<code>apache</code>" (for Apache configuration), "<code>bash</code>" (for Bash), "<code>c</code>" (for C), "<code>cpp</code>" (for C++), "<code>css</code>" (for CSS), "<code>drupal5</code>" (for Drupal 5), "<code>drupal6</code>" (for Drupal 6), "<code>html</code>" (for HTML), "<code>html4strict</code>" (for HTML), "<code>java</code>" (for Java), "<code>javascript</code>" (for Javascript), "<code>mysql</code>" (for MySQL), "<code>php</code>" (for PHP), "<code>python</code>" (for Python), "<code>ruby</code>" (for Ruby), "<code>sql</code>" (for SQL), "<code>xml</code>" (for XML).</li><li>The supported tag styles are: <code>&lt;foo&gt;</code>, <code>[foo]</code>.</li><li><em>Line numbering</em> can be enabled/disabled with the attribute "<em class="placeholder">linenumbers</em>". Possible values are: "<em class="placeholder">off</em>" for no line numbers, "<em class="placeholder">normal</em>" for normal line numbers and "<em class="placeholder">fancy</em>" for fancy line numbers (every n<sup>th</sup> line number highlighted). The start line number can be specified with the attribute "<em class="placeholder">start</em>", which implicitly enables normal line numbering. For fancy line numbering the interval for the highlighted line numbers can be specified with the attribute "<em class="placeholder">fancy</em>", which implicitly enables fancy line numbering.</li><li>If the source code between the tags contains a newline (e.g. immediatly after the opening tag), the highlighted source code will be displayed as a code block. Otherwise it will be displayed inline.</li><li>A title can be added to a code block with the attribute "<em class="placeholder">title</em>".</li></ul></div><p>Defaults:</p><div class="item-list"><ul><li>Default highlighting mode for generic syntax highlighting tags: when no language attribute is specified, no syntax highlighting will be done.</li><li>Default line numbering: no line numbers.</li></ul></div><p>Examples:</p><table class="responsive-enabled"> <thead> <tr> <th>You type</th> <th>You get</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr class="odd"> <td>&lt;code&gt;&amp;lt;code&amp;gt;foo = &quot;bar&quot;;&amp;lt;/code&amp;gt;&lt;/code&gt;</td> <td>Inline code with the default syntax highlighting mode.</td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td>&lt;code&gt;&amp;lt;code&amp;gt;&lt;br /&gt;foo = &quot;bar&quot;;&lt;br /&gt;baz = &quot;foz&quot;;&lt;br /&gt;&amp;lt;/code&amp;gt;&lt;/code&gt;</td> <td>Code block with the default syntax highlighting mode.</td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td>&lt;code&gt;&amp;lt;code lang=&quot;html4strict&quot; linenumbers=&quot;normal&quot;&amp;gt;&lt;br /&gt;foo = &quot;bar&quot;;&lt;br /&gt;baz = &quot;foz&quot;;&lt;br /&gt;&amp;lt;/code&amp;gt;&lt;/code&gt;</td> <td>Code block with syntax highlighting for HTML source code<br /> and normal line numbers.</td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td>&lt;code&gt;&amp;lt;code language=&quot;html4strict&quot; start=&quot;23&quot; fancy=&quot;7&quot;&amp;gt;&lt;br /&gt;foo = &quot;bar&quot;;&lt;br /&gt;baz = &quot;foz&quot;;&lt;br /&gt;&amp;lt;/code&amp;gt;&lt;/code&gt;</td> <td>Code block with syntax highlighting for HTML source code,<br />line numbers starting from 23<br /> and highlighted line numbers every 7<sup>th</sup> line.</td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td>&lt;code&gt;&amp;lt;apache&amp;gt;&lt;br /&gt;foo = &quot;bar&quot;;&lt;br /&gt;baz = &quot;foz&quot;;&lt;br /&gt;&amp;lt;/apache&amp;gt;&lt;/code&gt;</td> <td>Code block with syntax highlighting for Apache configuration source code.</td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td>&lt;code&gt;&amp;lt;apache start=&quot;23&quot; fancy=&quot;7&quot;&amp;gt;&lt;br /&gt;foo = &quot;bar&quot;;&lt;br /&gt;baz = &quot;foz&quot;;&lt;br /&gt;&amp;lt;apache&amp;gt;&lt;/code&gt;</td> <td>Code block with syntax highlighting for Apache configuration source code,<br />line numbers starting from 23<br /> and highlighted line numbers every 7<sup>th</sup> line.</td> </tr> </tbody> </table>

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  • Lines and paragraphs are automatically recognized. The <br /> line break, <p> paragraph and </p> close paragraph tags are inserted automatically. If paragraphs are not recognized simply add a couple of blank lines.
  • Web page addresses and email addresses turn into links automatically.