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Old 07-21-2011, 12:42 PM
 
Location: West Texas
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I'm trying to get the less than sign (<) to show up in my code. But when I look at the page in the browser version, it's not showing up.

I have tried &lt;, I've tried <, I've tried &#x3c; and none display in my browser.

I'm coding through DreamWeaver.

Is there any other code I can use to make the less than symbol appear? I can make the greater than symbol appear just fine. But less than just doesn't display.

Thanks!
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Old 07-21-2011, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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I don't know much about this topic but could it be that the code for that symbol has changed? According to this:

List of XML and HTML character entity references - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

the code is &le in HTML 4.0
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Old 07-21-2011, 01:12 PM
 
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Strange that the greater than symbol appears but the less than symbol does not.

Can you show us the snippet of HTML where you are trying to place the < symbol?
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Old 07-21-2011, 05:08 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Rathagos View Post
I'm trying to get the less than sign (<) to show up in my code. But when I look at the page in the browser version, it's not showing up.

I have tried &lt;, I've tried <, I've tried &#x3c; and none display in my browser.

I'm coding through DreamWeaver.

Is there any other code I can use to make the less than symbol appear? I can make the greater than symbol appear just fine. But less than just doesn't display.

Thanks!
I right-clicked the page and clicked on "View Page Source". I then found your sentence that I highlighted above. Here's what the page source looks like:

I'm trying to get the less than sign ( & l t ; ) to show up in my code.

I put spaces in so the code wouldn't put in the <. The interesting part is that if I remove the spaces the last two characters show as a winking smiley face. >>

So it's working here. The question is why it isn't working for you, and without more info I can't help. You might try posting your code here.
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Old 07-21-2011, 06:31 PM
 
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If you're using dreamweaver, add the < sign in the "design" view, not code view.
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