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Using HTML for Message Board Posts (for all sites)

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by Jack1000, Sep 28, 2003.

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  1. Jack1000

    Jack1000 Thread Starter

    Feb 4, 2001

    Pretty easy question. (I hope) There are some web server companies that allow users to post HTML code into message boards. However many don't give you a direct button link or even a "Preview Message" option, so if your HTML skills aren't great when posting, you could wind up changing the format of the whole message board unintentionally!

    The company Voy is an example of this.

    I am a little confused with regard to the BOLD command using HTML code. Some message boards have the following command for Bold

    This is bold text [/b}

    and some have this (like Voy)

    <b> This is bold text</b>

    My question is can the [] and the <> be used interchangably and why would there be an HTML change from board to board ? I thought HTML was supposed to be a universal language. If a board doesn't give you a list of HTML commands on the site, how would you know which one to use?

    For the record can you provide a list of basic HTML commands for changing text fonts that we could use? Thank you!

  2. RandyG


    Jun 26, 2000
    OK . . .

    <b></b> is HTML
    [ /b] is vB code.

    This site will allow you to use vb code, but has disallowed HTML code.

    For this site, vB Help will tell you what you need to know. It will also help with other sites that have vB enabled.

    WebMonkey have an HTML Cheatsheet that might help you with sites that have HTML enabled.
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