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input formats:
  • Filtered HTML:
    • Allowed HTML tags: <h3> <h4> <h5> <h6> <object> <a> <em> <strong> <p> <br> <b> <i> <blockquote> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <img>

      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
      Header<h3>Subtitle three</h3>

      Subtitle three

      Header<h4>Subtitle four</h4>

      Subtitle four

      Header<h5>Subtitle five</h5>
      Subtitle five
      Header<h6>Subtitle six</h6>
      Subtitle six
      No help provided for tag object.
      Anchors are used to make links to other pages.<a href="http://www.justbento.com">Just Bento</a>Just Bento
      Emphasized<em>Emphasized</em>Emphasized
      Strong<strong>Strong</strong>Strong
      By default paragraph tags are automatically added, so use this tag to add additional ones.<p>Paragraph one.</p> <p>Paragraph two.</p>

      Paragraph one.

      Paragraph two.

      By default line break tags are automatically added, so use this tag to add additional ones. Use of this tag is different because it is not used with an open/close pair like all the others. Use the extra " /" inside the tag to maintain XHTML 1.0 compatibilityText with <br />line breakText with
      line break
      Bolded<b>Bolded</b>Bolded
      Italicized<i>Italicized</i>Italicized
      Block quoted<blockquote>Block quoted</blockquote>
      Block quoted
      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
      No help provided for tag img.

      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;"
    • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
    • Each email address will be obfuscated in a human readble fashion or (if JavaScript is enabled) replaced with a spamproof clickable link.
    • Quoted content can be placed between [quote] tags in order to be displayed as an indented quote. Every [quote] tag must have a corresponding [/quote] tag. For example:

      [quote]This is a simple quote.[/quote]
      is displayed as:

      Quote:
      This is a simple quote.

      Additionally, there is an optional attribute which allows quotes to specify the original author.

      [quote=Mr. Drupal]This is a quote with an attribution line.[/quote]
      is displayed as:

      Mr. Drupal wrote:
      This is a quote with an attribution line.

      Finally, multiple [quote] tags can be nested within one another. Just remember that every [quote] tag must have a corresponding [/quote] tag.

      [quote]I think she says it best...
      [quote=Ms. Quotation]This is a quote nested within another quote.[/quote]
      but you can't argue with
      [quote=Ms. Reply]The more quotes, the merrier.
      Just don't get too carried away.[/quote]
      And I have nothing more to say.[/quote]
      is displayed as:

      Quote:
      I think she says it best...
      Ms. Quotation wrote:
      This is a quote nested within another quote.
      but you can't argue with
      Ms. Reply wrote:
      The more quotes, the merrier. Just don't get too carried away.
      And I have nothing more to say.
    • 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.
  • Markdown:
    • Quick Tips:
      • Two or more spaces at a line's end = Line break
      • Double returns = Paragraph
      • *Single asterisks* or _single underscores_ = Emphasis
      • **Double** or __double__ = Strong
      • This is [a link](http://the.link.com "The optional title text")
      For complete details on the Markdown syntax, see the Markdown documentation.
    • Allowed HTML tags: <h3> <h4> <h5> <h6> <object> <a> <em> <strong> <p> <br> <i> <b> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <img>

      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
      Header<h3>Subtitle three</h3>

      Subtitle three

      Header<h4>Subtitle four</h4>

      Subtitle four

      Header<h5>Subtitle five</h5>
      Subtitle five
      Header<h6>Subtitle six</h6>
      Subtitle six
      No help provided for tag object.
      Anchors are used to make links to other pages.<a href="http://www.justbento.com">Just Bento</a>Just Bento
      Emphasized<em>Emphasized</em>Emphasized
      Strong<strong>Strong</strong>Strong
      By default paragraph tags are automatically added, so use this tag to add additional ones.<p>Paragraph one.</p> <p>Paragraph two.</p>

      Paragraph one.

      Paragraph two.

      By default line break tags are automatically added, so use this tag to add additional ones. Use of this tag is different because it is not used with an open/close pair like all the others. Use the extra " /" inside the tag to maintain XHTML 1.0 compatibilityText with <br />line breakText with
      line break
      Italicized<i>Italicized</i>Italicized
      Bolded<b>Bolded</b>Bolded
      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
      No help provided for tag img.

      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;"
    • Quoted content can be placed between [quote] tags in order to be displayed as an indented quote. Every [quote] tag must have a corresponding [/quote] tag. For example:

      [quote]This is a simple quote.[/quote]
      is displayed as:

      Quote:
      This is a simple quote.

      Additionally, there is an optional attribute which allows quotes to specify the original author.

      [quote=Mr. Drupal]This is a quote with an attribution line.[/quote]
      is displayed as:

      Mr. Drupal wrote:
      This is a quote with an attribution line.

      Finally, multiple [quote] tags can be nested within one another. Just remember that every [quote] tag must have a corresponding [/quote] tag.

      [quote]I think she says it best...
      [quote=Ms. Quotation]This is a quote nested within another quote.[/quote]
      but you can't argue with
      [quote=Ms. Reply]The more quotes, the merrier.
      Just don't get too carried away.[/quote]
      And I have nothing more to say.[/quote]
      is displayed as:

      Quote:
      I think she says it best...
      Ms. Quotation wrote:
      This is a quote nested within another quote.
      but you can't argue with
      Ms. Reply wrote:
      The more quotes, the merrier. Just don't get too carried away.
      And I have nothing more to say.
    • Each email address will be obfuscated in a human readble fashion or (if JavaScript is enabled) replaced with a spamproof clickable link.
    • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.