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  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd>

    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 W3C's HTML Specifications or use your favorite search engine to find other sites that explain HTML.

    Tag DescriptionYou TypeYou Get
    Anchors are used to make links to other pages.<a href="http://bcairns.ca">bcairns.ca</a>bcairns.ca
    Emphasized<em>Emphasized</em>Emphasized
    Strong<strong>Strong</strong>Strong
    Cited<cite>Cited</cite>Cited
    Coded text used to show programming source code<code>Coded</code>Coded
    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
    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

    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 DescriptionYou TypeYou 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 blank lines.

Tweets

  • RIP Michael "Commander Sinclair" O'Hare. That's 5 actors from Babylon 5 passed away now... tragically, all by age 60 or (much!) younger :(
    5 years 10 weeks ago
  • @humantorch leave a second bottle to confound him. And if not, it will at least slow him down
    5 years 11 weeks ago
  • GLOBAL BACON SHORTAGE. You may now panic. http://t.co/FssfKJXu
    5 years 11 weeks ago
  • ERH MER GERD EN! (to the cadence of "Armageddon"). Coined and trademarked
    5 years 11 weeks ago
  • @sowrey one of the few articles I've seen that discusses the legal realities in play: http://t.co/nHS5FeAS (even that is "third hand" tho)
    5 years 12 weeks ago
  • @sowrey why would Google allow it? For 3 years they've been able to point to Android having built-in turn-by-turn nav, which iPhone lacks
    5 years 12 weeks ago
  • @sowrey even if Google would LET them renew it, it would still forbid turn-by-turn navigation
    5 years 12 weeks ago
  • @sowrey I read on Slashdot yesterday that yes, the original license runs out this year. Don't have a source for that tho
    5 years 12 weeks ago
  • @sowrey again, the GMaps licensing terms predate all the recent iOS vs Android crap. Those terms made this inevitable at some point
    5 years 12 weeks ago
  • @WebDevMorgan interesting... I understand Google couldn't offer turn-by-turn on Android until they had full control of their own map DB too
    5 years 12 weeks ago