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  • Filtered HTML:
    • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
    • 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.library.drexel.edu/blogs">Blogs from Drexel University Libraries</a>Blogs from Drexel University Libraries
      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 &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;"
    • 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:
    • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
    • 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.
    • Caption Filter

      You may wrap images or embeds with a caption using the code [caption]IMAGE caption[/caption].

      Examples:

      • Single Image:
        [caption]This is a caption[/caption]
      • Align the video:
        [caption align=right]This is another caption[/caption]
    • The Views module allows administrators to create dynamic lists of content for display in pages or blocks. It is possible to insert those lists into existing node bodies and blocks, but such inclusion requires that PHP filtering be turned on. The Insert View module allows any user to insert view listings using tag syntax, without the need for PHP execution permissions. The Insert View tag syntax for embedding a view is relatively simple:

      [view:my_view]

      is replaced by the content listing corresponding to the named view. In this case it is my_view.

      [view:my_view=my_display]

      invokes the my_view view using the my_display view display ID. If the display slot is left empty, the view's "default" display is used.

      [view:my_view=my_display=1,2,3]

      uses the my_display view display, and passes a comma delimited list of arguments (in this case 1, 2, and 3) to the view.

      Here's an example you could use with the default view named "tracker" which uses the page display and takes a user ID as an argument:

      [view:tracker=page=1]

      In short this tag says, "Insert the view named tracker, use the "page" display, and supply the argument 1."

      Sometimes you want to pass an argument without specifying a display ID. You can do that by leaving the display ID slot empty, like so:

      [view:my_view==1]

      How to find a display ID: On the edit page for the view in question, you'll find a list of displays at the left side of the control area. "Defaults" will be at the top of that list. Hover your mouse pointer over the name of the display you want to use. A URL will appear in the status bar of your browser. This is usually at the bottom of the window, in the chrome. Everything after #views-tab- is the display ID. For example in http://localhost/admin/build/views/edit/tracker?destination=node%2F51#views-tab-page the display ID would be "page".

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