html formatting not appearing

i am creating a website in flash MX which reads data from an xml file. the xml file contains a list of news article titles. the problem i face is this:-

some of the news articles have html formatting tags in them (like <br>, <u>, <a href> etc.) except for the underline tag, none of the other html tags work. the bold and italic tags appear as actual text. the anchor tag does not show at all. what should i do?
RTKHOTAsked:
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blue-genieCommented:
have you set ur textfield to render text as html?

textfieldnamel.html = true;
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ssdesignCommented:
can yuo give an example of your XML?
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RTKHOTAuthor Commented:
<News_Content>&lt;B&gt;Philadelphia, PA, September 22, 2003 &lt;/B&gt;</News_Content>

this is just an example. i also have italic, and anchor elements emebedded. i tried substituting the &lt; with the xml code (&#60;b&#62;) and also directly as <b>. all 3 did not work.
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nishasrilankanCommented:
convert the Node value to a string



TextBox.htmlText = XML_Node_Value.toString();
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nishasrilankanCommented:
var node:XML = new XML("<B><A href='dsd'>test</A></B>");
trace(node.firstChild.toString());

nisha.htmlText = node.firstChild.toString()
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badrulnmCommented:
Will this help?

Based on your example above, change the XML file content:

<News_Content>&lt;B&gt;Philadelphia, PA, September 22, 2003 &lt;/B&gt;</News_Content>

to:

<News_Content><![CDATA[<B>Philadelphia, PA, September 22, 2003 </B>]]></News_Content>
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nishasrilankanCommented:
Just Remove the CDATA..(Character formatting Tag)
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