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McP
06-17-2002, 07:39 AM
i want to have text boxes with code in them for viewers to copy... i have the text box code but any html i put into them wont show on page or is altered (so the browser dosent read them i guess??)...i tried some different things but still no luck...any help is welcomed....... THANKS

boxer_1
06-17-2002, 08:54 AM
You'll need to use special characters (ISO Entities) for your angle brackets (<...>).

Let's say your offering code inside of a textarea for your visitors to copy. As opposed to inserting your code like:

<html>
<head>
Etc.....

You need to use &lt; and &gt; to make your brackets. Here's an example:

<html>
<head>
<title>Example</title>
</head>
<body bgcolor="#ffffff" text="#000000" link="#0000ff" alink="ff0000" vlink="#800080">
<form>
<textarea rows="7" name="displayHTML" cols="45" wrap="virtual" style="width:50%">
&lt;html&gt;
</textarea>
</form>
</body>
</html>

Copy/paste/preview the above to see what I mean.

See http://hotwired.lycos.com/webmonkey/reference/special_characters/ for more special characters.

Sorry for such a brief explaination, reply back here if you need further assistance ;).

Jeewhizz
06-17-2002, 03:21 PM
You can do this if you have PHP on your server. Just create a string with the html in it and use the following code



<?
$string = "<html><head>....</html>";
echo htmlspecialchars($string);
?>

McP
06-17-2002, 09:30 PM
&lt; &gt; is just what i needed.........Thank You both for responding
:)



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