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  • Web page addresses and email addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <br> <p> <cite> <dl> <dt> <dd> <a hreflang href> <blockquote cite> <ul type> <ol type start> <img data-entity-type data-entity-uuid data-align data-caption src alt height width> <strong> <em> <code> <li>

    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.

    For more information see the HTML Living Standard or use your favorite search engine to find other sites that explain HTML.

    Tag Description You Type You Get
    By default line break tags are automatically added, so use this tag to add additional ones. Use of this tag is different because it is not used with an open/close pair like all the others. Use the extra " /" inside the tag to maintain XHTML 1.0 compatibility Text with <br />line break Text with
    line break
    By default paragraph tags are automatically added, so use this tag to add additional ones. <p>Paragraph one.</p> <p>Paragraph two.</p>

    Paragraph one.

    Paragraph two.

    Cited <cite>Cited</cite> Cited
    Definition lists are similar to other HTML lists. <dl> begins the definition list, <dt> begins the definition term and <dd> begins the definition description. <dl> <dt>First term</dt> <dd>First definition</dd> <dt>Second term</dt> <dd>Second definition</dd> </dl>
    First term
    First definition
    Second term
    Second definition
    No help provided for tag dt.
    No help provided for tag dd.
    Anchors are used to make links to other pages. <a href="http://www.madrimasd.org">madrimasd</a> madrimasd
    Block quoted <blockquote>Block quoted</blockquote>
    Block quoted
    Unordered list - use the <li> to begin each list item <ul> <li>First item</li> <li>Second item</li> </ul>
    • First item
    • Second item
    Ordered list - use the <li> to begin each list item <ol> <li>First item</li> <li>Second item</li> </ol>
    1. First item
    2. Second item
    No help provided for tag img.
    Strong <strong>Strong</strong> Strong
    Emphasized <em>Emphasized</em> Emphasized
    Coded text used to show programming source code <code>Coded</code> Coded
    No help provided for tag li.

    Most unusual characters can be directly entered without any problems.

    If you do encounter problems, try using HTML character entities. A common example looks like &amp; for an ampersand & character. For a full list of entities see HTML's entities page. Some of the available characters include:

    Character Description You Type You Get
    Ampersand &amp; &
    Greater than &gt; >
    Less than &lt; <
    Quotation mark &quot; "
  • 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.

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and email addresses turn into links automatically.
  • 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.