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  • Filtered HTML:
    • 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://www.croassociation.org">the CROAssociation</a>the CROAssociation
      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 & 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&&
      Greater than>>
      Less than<<
      Quotation mark""
    • 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.
  • Full HTML:
    • 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.
    • Every instance of "<!--tableofcontents-->" in the input text will be replaced with a collapsible mediawiki-style table of contents. Accepts options for title, list style, minimum heading level, and maximum heading level as follows: <!--tableofcontents list: ol; title: Table of Contents; minlevel: 1; maxlevel: 3;-->. All arguments are optional and defaults are shown.
  • PMWiki:
    • Blank line to start new paragraph
    • Separators: !!, !!! for headings, ---- for horizontal line
    • Lists: * for bulleted, # for numbered, :term:definition for definition lists
    • Emphasis: ''italics'' '''bold''' '''''bold italics''''' @@[email protected]@
    • Prevent formatting: [= text =] [@ block @] [~ completely ignore (useful for letting other modules handle it) ~]
    • Image: /path/to/image_file.[jpg,jpeg,gif,png] can be absolute or relative url
    • Other: [+big+] [++bigger++] [-small-] [--smaller--] '^superscript^' '_subscript_' {+inserted+} {-deleted-}
    • || a || table || row ||
    • Full formatting at PMWiki
    • Content in [[double square brackets]] will be linked to existing content with that title, or a page to create that content. Links can contain an optional bar, "|". Content on the left of the bar is the target; to the right, the link shown. Links to pages outside this site are allowed. They must start with one of the following: "http", "https", "ftp", or "mailto", and can exist either by themselves, or on the left of the bar. Examples:
    • [[simple link]] - will go to the content titled "simple link" or a page to create that content.
    • [[this is the target|this is the source]] - will present "this is the source" as a link to "this is the target", or a page to create that content.
    • [[http://www.example.com|this is the source]] - will present "this is the source" as a link to http://www.example.com.
    • [[http://www.example.com]] - will present "http://www.example.com" as a link to http://www.example.com.
    Content consisting of two or more capitalized words run together (aka "CamelCase") will be linked to existing content with that title, or a page to create that content.
  • Every instance of "<!--tableofcontents-->" in the input text will be replaced with a collapsible mediawiki-style table of contents. Accepts options for title, list style, minimum heading level, and maximum heading level as follows: <!--tableofcontents list: ol; title: Table of Contents; minlevel: 1; maxlevel: 3;-->. All arguments are optional and defaults are shown.
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