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Representing special characters in HTML

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If you want to display certain characters in an HTML document, it is necessary to use escape sequences. For each of the characters in the left-hand column below, substitute the group of characters in the right-hand column.

    <   &lt;
    >   &gt;
    &   &amp;

For example, to display the text ``<code>'' use ``&lt;code&gt;''.

See the next topic for international characters such as ``Ô'' and ``ñ.''

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See also: The Web's source language: basic HTML
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Last updated: 1996/11/01 18:11:34 UT
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