Overview

Introduction

Welcome to the Working with HTML Symbols Practice Lab. In this module, you will be provided with the instructions and devices needed to develop your hands-on skills.

Exam Objectives

The following exam objective is covered in this lab:

1.1 Construct markup that uses metadata elements

Lab Duration

It will take approximately 20 minutes to complete this lab.

Exercise 1 - Working with HTML Symbols

Characters or symbols such as the less than sign (<) or greater than sign (>) are known as reserved characters in HTML. You cannot directly use these reserved characters in HTML codes because the browser may interpret them as tags. Therefore, in order to use such reserved characters in HTML codes, you must include character entities. Apart from the reserved characters, you can use character entities in HTML codes to represent currency, mathematical, or technical symbols that are not there on your keyboard.

Character entities are also known as HTML entities. Each entity is identified with a name and number. Entity names are case sensitive. The syntax to write a character entity is as follows:

&entity_name;

OR

&#entity_number;

Learning Outcomes

After completing this exercise, you will be able to:

Add commonly used HTML symbols to a HTML page

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