I cam across HTML escaping/unscaping problem while i was writing a post with xml code to be displayed, then i did some research on HTML Escape. I also created a Html Escape/Unscape tool. Thought of sharing with you. hope it helps !
What is Escaping
Converting a character to ASCII Format &#num; where num is replaced by its ASCII code.[break][/break]
Why to Escape HTML ?
Some characters holds special meaning in some context, then if we want to use those characters apart from that special meaning we have to escape them, for example web browsers parse html tags(whatever is inside <>) and does not display them, if you want display them properly, then you have to escape them by converting < to < and > to >.[break][/break]
HTML Escape tool
Here is the tool to Escape/Unescape html. Enjoy !