Allowed HTML tags

The Edge allows a limited set of HTML tags for presentation effects on the forum, your profile page and club, event and organisation pages.

Tag Example input Example output Notes
<a> <a href="">link text</a> link text Use to create clickable links to other webpages.
Or just type the bare url, the Edge will convert it to a link for you.
<i>italic text</i>
<em>emphasised text</em>
italic text
emphasised text
The preferred method for showing emphasis on a word.
<b>bold text</b>
<strong>strong text</strong>
bold text
strong text
Use for key points to aid users scanning text.
Use sparingly. If everything is bold, nothing is bold!
<q> <q>quoted text</q> quoted text Use to define text written by someone else that you are referring to.
<ul> + <li> <ul>
<li>item 1</li>
<li>item 2</li>
<li>item 3</li>
  • item 1
  • item 2
  • item 3
Create an unordered list using a <ul> tag that contains one or more <li> tags.
Use lists for defining options in polls.
<ol> + <li> <ol>
<li>item 1</li>
<li>item 2</li>
<li>item 3</li>
  1. item 1
  2. item 2
  3. item 3
…or an ordered list using an <ol> tag.
<var> <var>42</var> 42 Use the <var> (short for variable) tag to define your entry into a high or low score competition.
<sup> superscript<sup>1</sup> superscript1 Useful for algebra and pretty footnotes.
<sub> subscript<sub>1</sub> subscript1 Useful for chemical formulae.
<del> <del>deleted text</del> deleted text Use to cross out something that is incorrect.
<abbr title="back cross">bx</abbr>
<acronym title="British Juggling Convention">BJC</acronym>
Use the title attribute to show the meaning of an abbreviation or acronym.
<code> <code>unrendered <b>HTML</b></code> unrendered <b>HTML</b> Use if you want to display a raw html tag without it being rendered.
<span> See causal diagrams Use for marking up causal diagrams.

Disallowed HTML tags

Anything not listed in the previous table is not allowed and will be stripped out. There are some tags that you might think are allowed but are not.


Embedding images in posts is an option on the Edge. If you want to include an image with your post just type the URL and the Edge will handle embedding for those that want it or provide a link for those that don't.

<iframe> <object> <embed> <applet>

Embeding videos is also optional. If you want to embed a, Youtube or Vimeo clip just type the URL and again the Edge will provide an embedded player or a link depending on the user's choice. All other uses of iframes, objects, embeds & applets are disallowed for security reasons.