I am not sure if this is a Mac question or a browser question. On my Dell PC I am used to creating HTML files using a text editor, and then viewing them in IE. I will create a file something like this :
I will name the file abc.html. Then, if open the file with IE, I see a plain page with just "ABC" displayed.
When I do the same thing on my mac, when I open the file using Safari or Firefox, I see the html tags displayed, not just the "ABC" as I would expect.
Is there a setting somewhere in the Mac System Preferences that I need to tweak?
Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Have you tried proper HTML, something like
Not all browsers are as forgiving as IE in displaying broken HTML.
I'd recommend a real text editor like Text Wrangler (free) or any of the thousands of HTML editors available...
Joined: May 17, 2001
I found a great website that explained my problem, and then got back on here to post it to find that you had already done so! I thought the selecting file type of HTML in the "save as" menu was all i needed, I didnt realize I needed to go into the preference page of Text Edit to remove the rich text formatting.
This article also reccomends getting the same text editor that you recommend for the mac, so I am going to do that now.
Thanks! I am doing some html work and also some iphone work on my new Mac and was saddened to no longer have my favorite resource of JavaRanch to help me, I was so happy to find that javaranch has this Mac page !!! Javaranch is the best.