KB User's Guide - Documents Tab - Basic XHTML Commands

This document provides basic XHTML commands that are needed for creating KnowledgeBase documents.

The most important differences between XHTML and HTML:

  • XHTML elements must be properly nested
  • Tag names must be in lower case
  • Attribute values must be quoted
  • All XHTML elements must be closed
Tag Source Output Quick Code Buttons
Bold<strong>Strong text</strong>Strong textB
Italic<em>Emphasized text</em>Emphasized text I 

Line break

Avoid using this if at all possible. Use the Paragraph tags instead.

First line.<br />
Next line.
First line.
Next line.
BR
Paragraph break<p>First paragraph.</p>
<p>Next paragraph.</p>

First paragraph.

Next paragraph.

P
Horizontal rule<hr />
HR
Center<div style="text-align: center;">text centered</div>
text centered
Center
Color<span style="color:red;">text in red</span>text in redRed
Color<span style="color:green;">text in green</span>text in greenGreen
Ordered list<ol>
<li>One list item</li>
<li>Another item</li>
<li>Yet another item</li>
</ol>
Number list:
  1. One list item
  2. Another item
  3. Yet another item
OLLI
Unordered list<ul>
<li>One list item</li>
<li>Another item</li>
<li>Yet another item</li>
</ul>
Bullet list:
  • One list item
  • Another item
  • Yet another item
ULLI
Nested lists
Note: Nested list must be within li tags of an item in outer list.
<ul>
<li>One list item</li>
<li>Another item
    <ol>
     <li>Nested list item 1</li>
     <li>Nested list item 2</li>
     <li>Nested list item 3</li>
    </ol>
</li>
<li>Yet another item</li>
</ul>
Outer list:
  • One list item
  • Another item
    1. Nested list item 1
    2. Nested list item 2
    3. Nested list item 3
  • Yet another item
No quicklink.
Hyperlink
Link - inserts standard hyperlink

Anchor - inserts a named anchor


KbLink - inserts a relative link to a KB doc


LinkDoc - inserts a custom tag which allows linking to a KB doc

<a href="http://kb.wisc.edu">KnowledgeBase - Link</a>

<a name="anchor_name">This is the anchor</a>
<a href="#anchor_name">Link to an anchor</a>

<a href="page.php?id=1">About Help Desk - KbLink</a>

<a class="linkdoc">5252</a>

KnowledgeBase - Link

This is the anchor.
Click here to jump to the anchor above.

About Help Desk - KbLink
KB User's Guide - Documents Tab - Editing an existing doc - LinkDoc
Link
Anchor
KbLink
LinkDoc
Hyperlink opening new window
Add target attribute to <a> tag
<a href="/page.php?id=1" target="_blank">About Help Desk</a>About Help Desk Link
Anchor
KbLink
LinkDoc
Email link<a href="mailto: helpdesk@university.edu">Email Help Desk</a>Email Help DeskMailLink
Image <img src="/images/group41/3469/redo.gif" title="redo.gif" alt="redo.gif" width="20" height="20" /> redo.gifUse Attachment section just below Body to insert images or other files.
Table<table border="1">
<tr>
<td> A </td>
<td> B </td>
<td> C </td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td> 10 </td>
<td> 20 </td>
<td> 30 </td>
</tr>
</table>
A B C
10 20 30
There is no Quick Code button in the XHTML editor but there are tools in the WYSIWYG editor to help build tables. See Document Editors for more info.
Comments<!-- comments goes here --> <!/
Pre-format<pre>
FED TAX  STATE TAX
M-00     M-00
</pre>
FED TAX  STATE TAX
M-00     M-00
PRE
Heading1<h1>Heading1</h1>

Heading1

H1
Heading2<h2>Heading2</h2>

Heading2

H2
Heading3<h3>Heading3</h3>

Heading3

H3
Heading4<h4>Heading4</h4>

Heading4

H4
Big<big>Big Text</big>Big TextBig
Small<small>Small Text</small>Small TextSmall
Code<code>This text is written in monospace type</code>This text is written in monospace typeNo Quick Code button.
Right Align<div style="text-align: right;">This text is right aligned</div>
This text is right aligned
Right
Superscript<sup>Superscript</sup>TextSuperscript Sup
Subscript<sub>Subscript</sub>TextSubscript Sub
Block quote<blockquote>This text is quoted in a block quote</blockquote>Text
This text is quoted in a block quote
Blockquote

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Keywords:help desk doit support kb knowledgebase basic html xhtml commands coding   Doc ID:3469
Owner:Teresa A.Group:KB User's Guide
Created:2005-02-08 18:00 CSTUpdated:2016-08-29 15:33 CST
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