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 Description You Type You Get Anchors are used to make links to other pages.
<a href="http://www.aclu.org">American Civil Liberties Union</a>
American Civil Liberties Union Emphasized
Cited Coded text used to show programming source code
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>
- First item
- 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 Description You Type You 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.
Embed code, such as YouTube™ embeds, or anything with
<iframe>in it (usually pasted from somewhere), will automatically be replaced with user-clickable thumbnails. An example of such code is that from a video sharing or hosting website, offering to allow visitors to "share" or "embed" the video they just watched. By replacing these tags with clickable thumbnails, which in turn replace themselves with the original tags when clicked on by a viewer, we can prevent the Flash content from automatically loading, which would raise certain privacy concerns.
By default, the correct thumbnails are automatically fetched from youtube.com for YouTube™ and Vimeo™ embeds, and stored locally so no remote request is made by a reader, and privacy is preserved. Any other source of embed must be specified by placing a
thumb=attribute in the first tag. If no thumbnail is specified, the system default thumbnail, shown below, will be used instead. Adding the
thumb=attribute tells Drupal where to find the image, and that image will be shown instead of the default thumbnail. You may use thumbnails from remote sites by entering in the full URL. Note, if a thumbnail would normally be downloaded automatically, such as for
youtube.com, you cannot customize it. This is done to prevent deliberately misleading video thumbnails and cannot be overridden by an administrator.Privacy info. This embed will serve content from $top-level_domain.
Depending on the webmaster's settings, you may be able to set a custom width and height in the same way. If no recognizable width or height is provided in the embed code, the system defaults will override whatever was in the original embed code.Example:
<object width="640" height="385" thumb="files/mytube/yt_VL3cetAodLc.jpg" style="text-decoration:underline;">files/mytube/yt_VL3cetAodLc.jpg"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/VL3cetAodLc&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/VL3cetAodLc&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="640" height="385"></embed></object>
All affected embedded objects will be appended with the caption shown above, alerting users that by clicking the thumbnail they are consenting to have remote content served and acknowledging the consequential privacy issues. The caption has a link pointing viewers to more information, and may also display where the content will be served from.