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    McP
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    html in text boxes

    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

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    Use special characters

    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/...al_characters/ for more special characters.

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

    PHP Code:
    <?
    $string 
    "<html><head>....</html>";
    echo 
    htmlspecialchars($string);
    ?>
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    &lt; &gt; is just what i needed.........Thank You both for responding


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