HTML entities

HTML entities

Mishel Shaji
Mishel Shaji

What are HTML entities?

Some characters are reserved in HTML. For example, if you use < or > symbols in your text, the browser may assume them as the markup. To solve this issue, you can use HTML entities.


<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>HTML entities</title>
    <h4>This will be shown as a heading</h4>
    &lt;h4&gt;This will be shown as the markup&lt;/h4&gt;


This will be shown as a heading

<h4>This will be shown as the markup</h4>

Frequently used HTML entities

<&lt;Less than
>&gt;Greater than
&nbsp;Non-breaking space
"&quot;Quotation mark
®&reg;Registered trademark