html < >

html<In web pages or pages written in html, &lt stands for the < symbol.
Another symbol you frequentely find is the opposite: > written &gt.
I wrote this little post because i’ve seen a lot of people fighting against these two HTML entities, mainly when selecting, copying and pasting code directly from webpages. Sometimes, as paradox, some web software could translate them back showing actually the entity in place of the symbol.
Hope this post helps understanding and using this HTML predefined chars.
If you want to ask me something, leave a comment.

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Author: Giuseppe Urso

Giuseppe lives in Haarlem now with his shiny dog, Filippa In 1982 received his first home computer, a Commodore 64, followed by Datasette and a 1541 Floppy Disk Drive. In 1999 he installed his first Linux distro (LRH6). In 2006 he switched to Debian as favourite OS. Giuseppe Urso actively sustains the Free Software Fundation and his founder Richard Mattew Stallman, he speaks to people trying to convince them to join the fight now, and about how important is to use Free Software only. He has a job as Infra Specialist at Hippo Enterprise Java Cms an Open Source Enterprise class Content Management System, one of the coolest company ever, in Amsterdam. He's always ready to install Debian on other people computers for free.

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