jQuery question

I don't understand something.

$("#myDiv").text("<b>Boo</b>");

<div id="myDiv"></div>

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The browser will actually display '<b>Boo</b>' without boldfacing the word 'Boo'. When I examine the source through the browser's debugger (e.g. webkit), the text doesn't show the output as using HTML entities like &gt; or &lt;, nor are any of the characters escaped in any way.

Can someone please explain to me what's happening here?
elepilAsked:
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Brian TaoSenior Business Solutions ConsultantCommented:
In jQuery, using .text(str) will display exactly the str you assigned to it.  Please use .html(str).
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elepilAuthor Commented:
Taoyipai, thanks for responding. I am aware about html(). My question is how come the text(string) output, despite obviously being escaped, is not showing in View Source or through the browser debugger.
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GaryCommented:
It won't show in view source because that is the rendered HTML at load, anything you add is in the browsers DOM

Jquery will html encode the < and > etc to their equivalent (&gt; or &lt;) but when you view it the debugger you will see the actual < >
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GaryCommented:
If you use Firebug and select the element and click edit you will see the encoded characters
Whatever browser you are using for debugging will have similar.
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elepilAuthor Commented:
Thanks for all your help!
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