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  From the September 2008 Issue of Prestwood eMag
 
PrestwoodBoards:
Legal and Illegal Characters on PPC
 
Posted 11 years ago on 7/6/2008 and updated 9/1/2008
Take Away: Displaying code snippets in the knowledge base and message boards can be a bit tricky. You cannot use "&_lt;", "&_gt;", "&_amp;lt;", nor "&_amp;gt;" (minus underscores).

KB101277



Notice you CAN display all of the following including "<" and ">". However, you cannot use the entity reference equivalents. See red text below.

<html>
<body>
<p>Hello, World!</p>
 
Here is some ASP...
<%Response.Write "Hello, world!"%>
Now, how about some escape characters...
<
The above is supposed to be "& + lt;" but resolves instead.
Nothing we can do because that's what's used to interpret HTML.
 
and this one...
<
The above is supposed to be "& +amp; + lt;" but the first save
changes it to "& + lt;" and the next save resolves instead.
Nothing we can do because "& +amp; + lt;" is used to show HTML
code snippets.
 
</body>
</html>

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