HTML tag preview problem April 5, 2004 3:05 PM   Subscribe

In asking my HTML question, I was attempting to post the representation of an HR tag inside angle brackets using character entity references, and somehow I managed to post a real-live horizontal rule instead. But it looked fine on Preview. Brackets and ampersands and semicolons, oh my! (testing inside)
posted by brownpau to Bugs at 3:05 PM (10 comments total)

Inside CODE tags, with a terminating slash...
<hr />

I'm looking at it on preview and seeing the textual representation. Good, good...
posted by brownpau at 3:06 PM on April 5, 2004

And that's how I wanted it? Why'd it turn to actual angle brackets in AxMe?
posted by brownpau at 3:07 PM on April 5, 2004

(First sentence in previous post should be declaratory rather than interrogative. My bad.)
posted by brownpau at 3:07 PM on April 5, 2004

yeah, it's kinda buggy. Still some stuff I need to work out.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 3:12 PM on April 5, 2004

Seems to be a problem just with new-thread posting, I guess.
posted by brownpau at 3:14 PM on April 5, 2004

can anyone explain why this thread is in metatalk?
posted by specialk420 at 6:19 PM on April 5, 2004

Because it's about how Metafilter handles HTML in posting.
posted by namespan at 6:28 PM on April 5, 2004

ah ... it wasn't clear this stemmed from a thread in "ask" ...
posted by specialk420 at 7:04 PM on April 5, 2004

this has always been a tough question to answer. what i wouldn't give for a search function. :-)
posted by quonsar at 7:58 AM on April 6, 2004

posted by brownpau at 9:43 AM on April 6, 2004

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