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I have an HTML. When I open it and save as HTML in a browser, all "<", ">" etc. are getting converted to some text. Here is a sample:

Original text:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
<HTML version="-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"><HEAD><TITLE>MLiFlow 2.0 Converted Document</TITLE>
<META http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=windows-1252"><LINK
href="c:\skv\txt\TUDstyle.css" type=text/css rel=stylesheet></LINK>
<META content="MSHTML 6.00.2800.1276" name=GENERATOR></HEAD>
<BODY>
<DIV class=head>

After saving:

+/v8APAAh-DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC +ACI--//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN+ACIAPg-
+ADw-HTML version+AD0AIg--//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN+ACIAPgA8-HEAD+AD4APA-TITLE+AD4-MLiFlow 2.0 Converted Document+ADw-/TITLE+AD4-
+ADw-META http-equiv+AD0-Content-Type content+AD0AIg-text/html+ADs- charset+AD0-utf-7+ACIAPgA8-LINK
href+AD0AIg-c:+AFw-skv+AFw-txt+AFw-TUDstyle.css+ACI- type+AD0-text/css rel+AD0-stylesheet+AD4APA-/LINK+AD4-
+ADw-META content+AD0AIg-MSHTML 6.00.2600.0+ACI- name+AD0-GENERATOR+AD4APA-/HEAD+AD4-
+ADw-BODY+AD4-
+ADw-DIV class+AD0-head+AD4-

Is there any patch or update to correct the above thing. Is there any IE update that i'm missing. Kindly help me.
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Hi vi_srikanth,
Sounds like you're using some encoding that isn't supported in your OS. Could you describe the exact steps you take to save as HTML.
(Are you from the browser window choosing "file-save as" and then in the dialogue "save as type" choose HTML.)

If so, try choose some other encoding in the selectbox beneath "save as type". Or go for "view-source" which should open the page in notepad and then save from there to a something.htm file.

BR MaB!
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How about viewing the source in an editor and saving it?

Right Click (View -> Source on IE menu) or -> View Source (opens in your editor-- most likely notepad) -> Save

-Mark
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Oh.. I see MaB already suggested this.  Sorry!
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no problem mark-b :-)
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by:stu215
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Best bet would be to copy it all, and paste it into notepad, then save it and change the extension from .txt to .html

    as mark-b pointed out ....

~Stu :-)
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doh i mean Mab, Im blind today apparently ...

~Stu
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by:vi_srikanth
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Hi friends

Thanx for ur comments.

The above thing( +/v8APAAh . . . ) that I said, is what when I open the source of the htm file - thru IE - view source.

I missed one thing!
> When I open it and save as HTML in a browser
This opening and saving the HTML is done in an HTML editor that is designed by me. Before opening the HTML in my editor, it is perfect. And only after opening, and after correcting something in the HTML - the abovesaid problem happens.

I tried this way: I opened the HTML in IE, and then did that "Save As" to another file. Then, if I open that in my editor and did some change, it is perfect. IE "Save As" does some normalization which solves my problem.

Is there anyway to do this normalization programatically? In other words, is there any converter/commands that I can use to normalize an HTML?

Thanx
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Is there anyway to do this normalization programatically? In other words, is there any converter/commands that I can use to normalize an HTML?

Not that I know of. The problem has to do with the encoding your HTML editor uses. Notepad uses ASCII and doesn't add any formatting, that's one reason it's good for cut and paste when working with HTML.
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