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HTML entity encoding

HTML features a special encoding scheme called HTML entities. The purpose of this scheme is to make it possible to safely render certain reserved HTML characters (e.g., < > &) within documents, as well as to carry high bit characters safely over 7-bit media. The scheme nominally permits three types of notation:

  • One of predefined, named entities, in the format of &<name>; - for example &lt; for <, &gt; for >, &rarr; for , etc,
  • Decimal entities, &#<nn>;, with a number corresponding to the desired Unicode character value - for example &#60; for <, ... Read more »
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Browser Security Handbook, part 1

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