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Restricted HTML

  • Allowed HTML tags:

      1. 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
        Anchors are used to make links to other pages. National Council for Occupational Safety and Health National Council for Occupational Safety and Health
        Emphasized Emphasized Emphasized
        Strong Strong Strong
        Cited Cited Cited
        Block quoted
        Block quoted
        Block quoted
        Coded text used to show programming source code Coded Coded
        Unordered list – use the
      2. to begin each list item
        • First item
        • Second item
        • First item
        • Second item
        Ordered list – use the
      3. to begin each list item
        1. First item
        2. Second item
        1. First item
        2. Second item
        No help provided for tag li.
        Definition lists are similar to other HTML lists.
        begins the definition list,
        begins the definition term and
        begins the definition description.
        First term
        First definition
        Second term
        Second definition
        First term
        First definition
        Second term
        Second definition
        No help provided for tag dt.
        No help provided for tag dd.
        Heading

        Subtitle

        Subtitle

        Heading

        Subtitle three

        Subtitle three

        Heading

        Subtitle four

        Subtitle four

        Heading
        Subtitle five
        Subtitle five
        Heading
        Subtitle six
        Subtitle six

        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 & 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 & &
        Greater than > >
        Less than < <
        Quotation mark " "
      4. Lines and paragraphs are automatically recognized. The
        line break,

        paragraph and

        close paragraph tags are inserted automatically. If paragraphs are not recognized simply add a couple of blank lines.
      5. Web page addresses and email addresses turn into links automatically.

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Lines and paragraphs are automatically recognized. The
    line break,

    paragraph and

    close paragraph tags are inserted automatically. If paragraphs are not recognized simply add a couple of blank lines.
  • Web page addresses and email addresses turn into links automatically.