For this weblog, I am often obliged to escape HTML, i.e. so that you can read my HTML examples like this one:
<h3>WEB AND SEARCH SERVICES</h3> <ul> <li><a href="http://google.ca">Canadian Google</a>: http://google.ca</li> <li><a href="http://siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com/">Yahoo siteexplorer</a>: http://siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com/</li> <li><a href="http://ipinfo.info/netrenderer/">IE Preview</a>: http://ipinfo.info/netrenderer/</li> <li><a href="http://dan.hersam.com/tools/escape-html.html">Escape HTML brackets</a></li> </ul>
From here it’s just a matter of copy and paste.
It’s reall pain to do by hand, but Dan Hersam’s escape HTML tool makes it a piece of cake. Normally I do it with BBEdit (actually with a plugin called TextSoap, but the function is easily created in BBEdit itself). But this looks simpler and is a lot more portable. Highly recommended. There for all Foliovision staff as well.
Alec has been helping businesses succeed online since 2000. Alec is an SEM expert with a background in advertising, as a former Head of Television for Grey Moscow and Senior Television Producer for Bates, Saatchi and Saatchi Russia.
Hey Alec – I’m glad you found the tool useful. I had all but forgotten about it :)
I just looked at it to make sure it was working well and made a slight change to make your life even easier. It now selects the text and puts the focus in the converted text box so after converting, Ctrl-C will add it to your clipboard without you having to click in the box and highlight the text yourself.
Very nice. Escape HTML is standard issue kit for Foliovision staff now so that’s a nice improvement.