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Text tags (also known as elements by snooty HTML purists) control how the text is formatted. HTML syntax is used, so all tags start with < and end with >. The tags which are currently supported by Dream Seeker, are listed below:


<A></A>              // anchor (hyperlink)
<ACRONYM></ACRONYM>  // acronym or abbreviation
<B></B>              // bold text
<BIG></BIG>          // one size bigger text
<BODY></BODY>        // body of html document
<BR>                 // line break
<CITE></CITE>        // citation reference
<CODE></CODE>        // program source code
<DFN></DFN>          // definition
<DIV></DIV>          // used in conjunction with style sheets
<EM></EM>            // emphasized text
<FONT></FONT>        // font face, color, and size
<H1></H1>            // heading level
<HEAD></HEAD>        // document head section
<HTML></HTML>        // html document
<I></I>              // italic text
<IMG></IMG>          // display icons
<KBD></KBD>          // keyboard input
<P></P>              // paragraph
<PRE></PRE>          // pre-formatted text
<S></S>              // overstrike text
<SAMP></SAMP>        // sample output
<SMALL></SMALL>      // one size smaller text
<SPAN></SPAN>        // used in conjunction with style sheets
<STRONG></STRONG>    // strongly emphasized text
<STYLE></STYLE>      // contains a style sheet
<TITLE></TITLE>      // document title
<TT></TT>            // typewriter style
<U></U>              // underline
<VAR></VAR>          // variable name
<XMP></XMP>          // preformatted (tags ignored)

In addition to these, the <BEEP> tag, which is not standard HTML, may be used to beep the terminal.

Some tags take additional parameters, known as attributes. The most common ones are <FONT> and <A>. The syntax for these is illustrated by the following two examples:

"How about <FONT FACE=Arial COLOR=red SIZE=+1>this</FONT>!"
"Click <A TITLE=BYOND!>here</A>!"

As many attributes may be specified as desired. The attribute value may have quotes around it, but this is only necessary if the value contains spaces. It is usually more convenient to use single quotes so you don't have to escape the double quotes, but you can also embed the HTML in a text document to avoid the need for escaping quotes.


Text colors may be specified by name or RGB value. The named colors and their corresponding RGB value are listed in the following table:

black #000000
silver #C0C0C0
gray #808080
grey #808080
white #FFFFFF
maroon #800000
red #FF0000
purple #800080
fuchsia #FF00FF
magenta #FF00FF
green #00C000
lime #00FF00
olive #808000
gold #808000
yellow #FFFF00
navy #000080
blue #0000FF
teal #008080
aqua #00FFFF
cyan #00FFFF

The hexadecimal colors above are written with 8 bits (two hex digits) for each color. It is also possible to use 4 bit values by using only one hex digit per color. The full 8 bit color is produced by repeating each digit. For example, #F00 (red) is the same as #FF0000.

Text sizes range from 1 to 7, 1 being the smallest and 7 being the largest. In addition to absolute sizes, relative sizes may be specified (like +1 for one size bigger or -1 for one size smaller).

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