Strings: making HTML tags
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This problem is designed to test your skill and knowledge of strings, specifically your knowledge and understanding of combining (concatenating) strings.
- The web is built with HTML strings like "
<i>Yay</i>" which draws Yay as italic text. In this example, the "i" tag makes and which surround the word "Yay". Given tag and word strings, create the HTML string with tags around the word 
Some Code to Get You Started
1 # 2 # this function returns a HTML opening and closing pair of tag 3 # 4 5 def make_tags(tag, word): 6 7 return 8 9 # example input: 10 # make_tags('i','Hello world') 11 12 # example output: 13 # <i>Hello world</i>
Take This Farther
This simple function is very useful, and it is likely that you have used a function like this to add bold face text to a google doc.
- Please create a function that creates a link.
<a href="http://reddit.com/r/python">Click here</a>. You will need the link and text to display to the user.
- Add some logic which rejects invalid HTML tags
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One Possible Solution
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1 # 2 # this function returns a HTML opening and closing pair of tag 3 # 4 5 def make_tags(tag, word): 6 7 print("<" + tag + ">" + word + "</" + tag + ">") 8 9 return 10 11 # example input: 12 # make_tags('i','Hello world') 13 14 # example output: 15 # <i>Hello world</i>