Compose tips

input formats:
  • Filtered HTML:
    • Content in [[double square brackets]] will be linked to existing content with that title, or a page to create that content. Links can contain an optional bar, "|". Content on the left of the bar is the target; to the right, the link shown. Links to pages outside this site are allowed. They must start with one of the following: "http", "https", "ftp", or "mailto", and can exist either by themselves, or on the left of the bar. Examples:
    • [[simple link]] - will go to the content titled "simple link" or a page to create that content.
    • [[this is the target|this is the source]] - will present "this is the source" as a link to "this is the target", or a page to create that content.
    • [[http://www.example.com|this is the source]] - will present "this is the source" as a link to http://www.example.com.
    • [[http://www.example.com]] - will present "http://www.example.com" as a link to http://www.example.com.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <!-- --> <a> <h2> <h3> <h4> <hr> <font> <b> <i> <u> <em> <strong> <center> <dir> <p> <span> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <table> <th> <td> <tr> <col> <colgroup> <tbody> <style>

    This site allows HTML content. While learning all of HTML may feel intimidating, learning how to use a very small number of the most basic HTML "tags" is very easy. This table provides examples for each tag that is enabled on this site.

    For more information see W3C's HTML Specifications or use your favorite search engine to find other sites that explain HTML.

    Tag DescriptionYou TypeYou Get
    Anchors are used to make links to other pages.<a href="http://ikw.uni-osnabrueck.de">Cognitive Science - Osnabrueck/Germany</a>Cognitive Science - Osnabrueck/Germany
    Header<h2>Subtitle</h2>

    Subtitle

    Header<h3>Subtitle three</h3>

    Subtitle three

    Header<h4>Subtitle four</h4>

    Subtitle four

    No help provided for tag hr.
    No help provided for tag font.
    Bolded<b>Bolded</b>Bolded
    Italicized<i>Italicized</i>Italicized
    Underlined<u>Underlined</u>Underlined
    Emphasized<em>Emphasized</em>Emphasized
    Strong<strong>Strong</strong>Strong
    No help provided for tag center.
    No help provided for tag dir.
    By default paragraph tags are automatically added, so use this tag to add additional ones.<p>Paragraph one.</p> <p>Paragraph two.</p>

    Paragraph one.

    Paragraph two.

    No help provided for tag span.
    Cited<cite>Cited</cite>Cited
    Coded text used to show programming source code<code>Coded</code>Coded
    Unordered list - use the <li> to begin each list item<ul> <li>First item</li> <li>Second item</li> </ul>
    • First item
    • Second item
    Ordered list - use the <li> to begin each list item<ol> <li>First item</li> <li>Second item</li> </ol>
    1. First item
    2. Second item
    Definition lists are similar to other HTML lists. <dl> begins the definition list, <dt> begins the definition term and <dd> begins the definition description.<dl> <dt>First term</dt> <dd>First definition</dd> <dt>Second term</dt> <dd>Second definition</dd> </dl>
    First term
    First definition
    Second term
    Second definition
    Table<table> <tr><th>Table header</th></tr> <tr><td>Table cell</td></tr> </table>
    Table header
    Table cell
    No help provided for tag col.
    No help provided for tag colgroup.
    No help provided for tag tbody.
    No help provided for tag style.

    Most unusual characters can be directly entered without any problems.

    If you do encounter problems, try using HTML character entities. A common example looks like &amp; for an ampersand & character. For a full list of entities see HTML's entities page. Some of the available characters include:

    Character DescriptionYou TypeYou Get
    Ampersand&amp;&
    Greater than&gt;>
    Less than&lt;<
    Quotation mark&quot;"
  • Lines and paragraphs are automatically recognized. The <br /> line break, <p> paragraph and </p> close paragraph tags are inserted automatically. If paragraphs are not recognized simply add a couple blank lines.
  • Every email address in the input text will be replaced with its image equivalent.
  • Images can be added to this post.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Textile:
    • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
    • Images can be added to this post.
    • Content in [[double square brackets]] will be linked to existing content with that title, or a page to create that content. Links can contain an optional bar, "|". Content on the left of the bar is the target; to the right, the link shown. Links to pages outside this site are allowed. They must start with one of the following: "http", "https", "ftp", or "mailto", and can exist either by themselves, or on the left of the bar. Examples:
    • [[simple link]] - will go to the content titled "simple link" or a page to create that content.
    • [[this is the target|this is the source]] - will present "this is the source" as a link to "this is the target", or a page to create that content.
    • [[http://www.example.com|this is the source]] - will present "this is the source" as a link to http://www.example.com.
    • [[http://www.example.com]] - will present "http://www.example.com" as a link to http://www.example.com.
  • Textile Help

    Block modifier syntax:

    CSS attributes can be applied to blocks (paragraphs, headers, etc.). CSS classes are specifed with "(class)"; CSS IDs are specified with "(#id)"; both can be specified with "(class#id)". An arbtirary CSS style can be applied by using "{style}". Finally, language attributes are applied using "[language]".

    Additionally, alignment and indentation shorthands are provided. To left-align, right-align, center, and justify text, use "<", ">", "=", and "<>", respectively. "(" left-indents a block 1em for each occurrence, and ")" right-indents similarly.

    Tables have additional options. "^", "-", and "~" specify top, middle, and bottom vertical alignment. The "_" attribute on a cell indicates that it is a table header.

    The examples below illustrate these attributes.

    textile input output

    Headings

    hx. (where x is 1 - 6)
    h1. Heading

    Heading

    h2(class). Heading with class

    Heading with class

    Paragraphs

    p=. Centered text

    Centered text

    p())(#id). Indented text with ID

    Indented text with ID

    Block quotes

    bq(class#id). Quote with class and ID
    Quote with class and ID
    bq[en]. English quote
    English quote

    Ordered lists

    {color: blue}# Attributes specified
    # before the first item
    # affect the whole list
    1. Attributes specified
    2. before the first item
    3. affect the whole list

    Unordered lists

    * Lists can have
    ## subitems or
    ## sublists
    * too
    • Lists can have
      1. subitems or
      2. sublists
    • too

    Footnotes

    fnx. (where x is 1 - 100)
    fn17. Footnote

    17 Footnote

    Tables

    |_. A|_. B|_. C|
    (dark). |very|simple|table|
    |<. left|=. center|>. right|
    |^{height:3em}. top|-. middle|~. bottom|
    A B C
    very simple table
    left center right
    top middle bottom

    Phrase modifier syntax:

    The class, ID, style, and language attributes described above also apply to the span phrase modifier as shown below.

    textile input output
    _emphasis_ emphasis
    __italic__ italic
    *strong* strong
    **bold** bold
    ??citation?? citation
    -delete text- deleted text
    +inserted text+ inserted text
    ^superscript^ superscript
    ~subscript~ subscript
    @code@ code
    %(class)span% span
    %{color:red;}span% span
    ==no textile== no textile
    "link text":url link text
    "link text(title)":url link text
    !imageurl!
    !imageurl(alt text)! alt text
    !imageurl!:url
    ABC(Always Be Closing) ABC
    Footnote reference[17] Footnote reference17
  • Lines and paragraphs are automatically recognized. The <br /> line break, <p> paragraph and </p> close paragraph tags are inserted automatically. If paragraphs are not recognized simply add a couple blank lines.
  • Every email address in the input text will be replaced with its image equivalent.