Some characters are reserved in HTML. We can not use them in the content of HTML file.
For example, < (less than symbol) is used as opening tag for HTML elements. So, we can not show it as it is when we need to show the less than symbol. i-e Reserved characters in HTML must be replaced with character entities.
The entity can be shown as &entity_name; or entity_number;
You can see the complete entities list here.
So, we need to convert the HTML code into equivalent Entities before putting the HTML code in blog/site.
Usually I do find and replace using notepad for converting the HTML code into Entities. It is taking process.
So, our Team has created a simple application for doing this job easily.
You can see this HTML code converter at http://qualitypointtech.net/encode/index.php
You can just put your HTML code here and can get the Entities immediately.
You can read more at our forum.
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