Question about HTML Text Formatting on Website

Question about HTML Text Formatting on Website
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#1

To preface, it’s not my personal website but one that I use and have a profile on.

I’ve stumbled across something interesting and I’m curious why the site is functioning in said way. On my profile there’s an “about me” section. When I edit this section - or any section - there’s no option to select bold but I can make things bold by wrapping them in a b tag. I then save it and displays in bold on the preview page. However, when I go to view my profile on the site outside of the preview it just shows the b tags around my chosen text but it isn’t bold. I’m curious why the site would function this way? Would this type of thing be considered a bug or…?

For reference the site is https://www.trustedhousesitters.com/. I’m not sure if that helps because I don’t think you can view most things without signing up.


#2

The site is designed to not render html tags. Instead it just renders the text as you typed it into the site. It would only be considered a bug, if you are supposed to be able to use html tags on your profile to render formatted text. If it was not meant to display formatted text, then I would say the bug is in the preview which is rendering the html tags instead of displaying the tags as if they were text.


#3

Cool, thanks! I appreciate you taking the time to answer my question and help me better understand it!