Fei Qu Fei Qu - 1 month ago 6
HTML Question

Browser is showing the text contents of a file instead of the rendered HTML contents of a file

I'm a rookie in webpage development working on my first webpage. I wrote some

HTML
code in a text editor and saved it as an
HTML
file. However, when I open it in my browser, I only see the plain
HTML
text instead of the table. Can anyone help me with this?

The following is my code:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
<HTML>
<HEAD>
</HEAD>
<BODY>
<CENTER>
<TABLE border=2>
<CAPTION>My Homework</CAPTION>
<TR>
<TD>Link to Homework #1</TD>
<TD>Link to Homework #2</TD>
<TR>
<TD>Link to Homework #3</TD>
<TD>Link to Homework #4</TD>
<TR>
<TD>Link to Homework #5</TD>
<TD>Link to Homework #6</TD>
<TR>
<TD>Link to Homework #7</TD>
<TD>Link to Homework #8</TD>
</TABLE>
</CENTER>
</BODY>
</HTML>

Answer

In addition to closing the <TR>'s with </TR>'s make sure you are saving the file with an extension that indicates it's an HTML file. page.html, page.htm etc.

So you are using TextEdit on Mac. Sounds like you might want to read this to ensure you are saving the file correctly.

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