- Each begins with a ampersand - &
- Then the entities name - copy
- And finally a semicolon - ;
Expect complications if you forget to include all three parts of an entity.
Additional Spaces and <>.
As you have may have learned within paragraph and heading tags, browsers will only recognize and format 1 space between words reguardless of how many you may actually type in your coded HTML. An entity exists for placing additional spaces.
Here’s an example.
<p>Everything that goes up, must come down!</p>
In HTML we use less than and greater than characters to create tags, so to use them on your web site you will need entities.
<p> Less than - < <br /> Greater than - > <br /> Body tag - <body> </p>
Less than Greater than:
Less than – <
Greater than – >
Body tag – <body>