Tab Alleman wrote: > It worked...I'll be dammed. > > Now of course, this begs the question how would I get a textarea to > contain "<" as a literal string of characters and not have it display > a "<", but I don't want rocks thrown at me, so I won't ask. : ) > (actually, I suppose "&lt;" would do it, huh? What a PITA...lol) &lt; is indeed the correct way of doing that. And if you wanted to display that, you'd need to use '&amp;lt;'. That's just how HTML entities work.