HTML Escape / Unescape Online Tool

The HTML Escape/Unescape Tool allows users to convert special HTML characters into their corresponding HTML entity codes (escape) and vice-versa (unescape).

HTML Escape/Unescape Tool Documentation


The HTML Escape/Unescape Tool allows users to convert special HTML characters into their corresponding HTML entity codes (escape) and vice-versa (unescape). This ensures that the HTML content can be displayed safely without unintended rendering, making it easier to embed code samples or user-generated content in web pages. 


HTML Escaping: Converts characters that have special significance in HTML into their corresponding HTML entities. E.g., < becomes &lt;, > becomes &gt;, etc. 

HTML Unescaping: Reverts the HTML entities back to their original characters. E.g., &lt; becomes <, &gt; becomes >, etc. 

Responsive Design: The tool has been designed to be user-friendly on both desktop and mobile devices. 

How to Use: 

Access the Tool: Navigate to the tool's URL in your browser. 

For Escaping: 
  • Paste the HTML content you wish to escape into the input textarea. 
  • Click on the "Escape" button. 
  • The escaped content will appear in the output area. 
For Unescaping: 
  • Paste the escaped HTML content into the input textarea. 
  • Click on the "Unescape" button. 
  • The original HTML content will appear in the output area. 
Copying the Result: You can easily copy the resulting escaped or unescaped content by clicking the "Copy" button. 

Sample Data for Testing:

Below is a sample HTML code that you can use to test the escape and unescape functionality of the tool:
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <title>Sample Page</title>
    <h1>Welcome to the Sample Page</h1>
    <p>This is a paragraph. Isn't HTML interesting?</p>
    <a href="">Click here</a> to visit an example website.
    <div class="container">
        <p style="color: red;">This text is red!</p>
        alert('Hello, World!');
This sample HTML has various elements like <h1>, <p>, <a>, a script, and inline CSS which will give a comprehensive test of the tool's escaping and unescaping capability. 

When you escape the above HTML using the tool, you'll notice the special characters converted to their HTML entities, making it safe to display within a webpage without rendering. And when you unescape, it should convert it back to the original HTML.

Use Cases: 

Embedding Code in Web Pages: When writing tutorials or blog posts that require HTML code to be displayed, the code must be escaped to prevent the browser from rendering it. 

Handling User-generated Content: If your web application allows users to submit content, escaping helps in preventing potential cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. 

Database Storage: When storing HTML content in databases, it's often safer to store them as escaped strings to prevent any possible code injection during retrieval. 


The tool handles common HTML entities. However, it might not cover every possible character or entity. Always double-check the results, especially when dealing with less common characters. It's essential to understand the difference between escaping content for HTML display versus other contexts, like JavaScript or SQL. This tool is specifically designed for HTML. 

Safety and Privacy: 

All the conversions (escaping and unescaping) happen client-side in the browser. No data is sent to the server, ensuring user data privacy. 


The HTML Escape/Unescape Tool offers a simple, user-friendly interface to safely handle HTML content. Whether you're a web developer, content creator, or just someone in need of HTML conversion, this tool will prove to be invaluable.