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Forcing Math via Entities
Can you recognize this as the quadratic formula in your browser?
If ax² + bx + c = 0
then x = (-b ± (b² - 4ac)^½) / 2a
The HTML code for inserting an entity has the following components:
- an ampersand
- a hash mark followed by the character number, or
- the character name (much less support for this)
- a semicolon
External References (found at Yahoo):
- © is generated by nnn; for nnn=169
- & is generated by &xxx; for xxx=amp
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