Suppose a user attempts to post a message to my forum, but their message contains HTML elements that I have chosen not to permit?
e.g. stackexchange and others disallow
<table>; All forums (I hope!) disallow
Typically the forum software will remove the tags but leave the content, e.g. a table
<table> <tr> <td>a</td><td>b</td> </tr> <tr> <td>c</td><td>c</td> </tr> </table>
will be replaced with
a b c d
I am considering encoding the
> instead, so that other users can see the HTML tags that the poster intended to use.
Is this likely to confuse/frustrate users?