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Help With the HTML Filter

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Don't panic!!!

Why an HTML Filter?

As some of you may know, there are a few bad users who take advantage of Neopets' open community by posting corrupt or harmful code in an effort to steal or ruin your account.

They are able to do this in two ways:

  • Most browsers will run corrupt code even if it does not meet coding standards.
  • New code words or languages are introduced and that new code can be used by bad users for harmful purposes.

Both of these problems have one thing in common: we can never anticipate all the corrupt code or new coding languages that might be used in harmful ways. Bad users are able to post corrupt code on the site before we can block it.

The solution we have come up with is to only allow clean code! Only words inside of HTML and Stylesheets (CSS) that we know are safe and that meet proper coding standards can pass the new filters.

It may sound a little overwhelming, but never fear, we have come up with some helpful tips to guide you along!

  • Got a burning question? Chances are we've already answered it here!
  • Don't know where to start? Take a stroll through the HTML Tutorial to get your footing.
  • Want to find out some simple coding practices and handy tips? Look no further.
  • Browse common mistakes and pitfalls for your problem, and see what the solution is. You can leave the reasons why for another day and piece things together from these examples.