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HTML HTML Basics Going Further with HTML Email Links and Entities Challenge

Juan Carlos Castaneda
Juan Carlos Castaneda
Courses Plus Student 812 Points


I don't understand

<!DOCTYPE html> 
    <title>My Page</title>
    <h3>Design & Development</h3>
    <p>Contact me at <a href="mailto:issacharisrael144@gmail.com">this email</a>.</p>
    <p>&copy;copywright 2017</p>
eslam said
eslam said
Courses Plus Student 6,734 Points

There is reserved characters in html so we use speical character entities. check this link for a complete explanation

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
220,937 Points

From the MDN page:

An HTML entity is a piece of text ("string") that begins with an ampersand (&) and ends with a semicolon (;). Entities are frequently used to display reserved characters (which would otherwise be interpreted as HTML code), and invisible characters (like non-breaking spaces). You can also use them in place of other characters that are difficult to type with a standard keyboard.

And here's the complete reference chart.