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Special HTML Tags

eBay has created some special HTML tags to help you spruce up your About Me page. Use them to automatically display your User ID, all or some of your feedback, items you're selling, and more.

These special tags, along with standard HTML, can help highlight your interests and direct users to the listings you want to emphasise.

The tables below show examples of how to use the tags along with flags to help customise the display.

Note: The tags are not case-sensitive, and the links in the table below are only for demonstration purposes.

Displaying your eBay User ID:

<eBayUserID>
Purpose Displays your User ID.
Flags

<eBayUserID> - Displays your User ID

<eBayUserID BOLD> - Displays your User ID in bold characters

<eBayUserID NOLINK> - Displays your User ID, but not as a link to your account

<eBayUserID NOFEEDBACK> - Displays your User ID, but omits your feedback score

<eBayUserID EMAIL> - Displays your User ID with your email apress

<eBayUserID NOMASK> - Displays your User ID, but omits "shades" regardless of status

Example
Typing: Yields:
My eBay User ID is <eBayUserID> My eBay User ID is demonstration (65)
My eBay User ID is <eBayUserID BOLD NOFEEDBACK> My eBay User ID is demonstration

Displaying your eBay Feedback Items:

<eBayFeedback>
Purpose Displays all or some of your feedback items.
Flags

<eBayFeedback> - Displays your Feedback.

<eBayFeedback SIZE ="n"> - Displays the first n Feedback items

<eBayFeedback COLOR="specified colour"> - Changes the colour of the lower line of the feedback.

<eBayFeedback ALTERNATECOLOR="specified colour"> - Changes the colour of the upper line.

<eBayFeedback BORDER="n"> - Sets the thickness of the surrounding border to n. The default is 0.

<eBayFeedback CAPTION="specified text"> - Displays your the specified caption at the top of your Feedback table.

<eBayFeedback TABLEWIDTH="n"> - Sets the width of the Feedback table to n, where n is the width of the Feedback table as a percentage of the available space. The default is 90%.

<eBayFeedback CELLPADDING="n"> - Sets the space between the feedback comments to n. The default is 0.

Example
Typing:
<eBayFeedback SIZE="2" COLOR="SILVER" TABLEWIDTH="75%" eBayFeedbackALTERNATECOLOR="PLUM">
 
Yields:
User: tutor@ebay.com (0) Date: 08/01/98 15:28:01 AEST
Praise: Tutor has an amazing page!
User: tutor@ebay.com (0) Date: 08/01/98 15:28:01 AEST
Neutral: Though, Tutors' colour choices are questionable at best...

Displaying your eBay Items List:

<eBayItemList>
Purpose Displays all or some of the items you're selling or bidding on in table form.
Flags

<eBayItemList> - Displays the items you currently have for sale.

<eBayItemList BIDS> - Displays the items you are currently bidding on.

<eBayItemList SORT="n"> - Sorts your items list using a numeric code n to specify method.

  • 8 - Sort by date, newest first.
  • 2 - Sort by date, oldest first.
  • 3 - Sort by end date of auction, newest first.
  • 4 - Sort by price, ascending.

<eBayItemList CATEGORY="n"> - Lists items in the referenced category and its sub-categories.

  • 353 - Antiques
  • 266 - Books, Movies, Music
  • 866 - Coins & Stamps
  • 1 - Collectables
  • 160 - Computers
  • 237 - Dolls, Figures
  • 281 - Jewellery, Gemstones
  • 1047 - Photo & Electronics
  • 870 - Pottery & Glass
  • 888 - Sports Memorabilia
  • 220 - Toys, Hobbies and Crafts
  • 99 - Miscellaneous

<eBayItemList SINCE="n"> - Sets the number of days ended auctions stay in list. If n is set to -1 (the default), only current auctions will display.

<eBayItemList BORDER="n"> - Sets the thickness of the surrounding border to n. The default is 0.

<eBayItemList CAPTION="specified text"> - Displays your the specified caption at the top of your Items table.

<eBayItemList TABLEWIDTH="n"> - Sets the width of the Items table to n, where n is the width of the Items table as a percentage of the available space.

<eBayItemList CELLPADDING="n"> - Sets the space in the cells to n. The default is 0.

Example
Typing:
<eBayItemList CAPTION="The place to find quality widgets" BORDER="4">
Yields:
The place to find quality widgets
Item Start End Price Title High Bidder
23946 09/01/98 09/08/98 20:44:22 23.00 Assorted Widgets No Bids Yet
23947 09/01/98 09/08/98 20:48:45 21.00 Italian Widgets No Bids Yet
23948 09/01/98 09/08/98 20:49:56 19.00 Domestic Widgets No Bids Yet
24073 09/06/98 09/13/98 10:36:51 17.00 Authentic Old West Widgets No Bids Yet
24074 09/06/98 09/09/98 10:37:56 12.00 Used Widgets No Bids Yet

Displaying eBay Time:

<eBayTime>
Purpose Displays the current time at eBay.
Flags <eBayTime FORMAT="format specification"> - Assigns custom formatting to displayed date/time.
  • %H - is replaced by the hour (24-hour clock) as a decimal number (00-23).
  • %I - is replaced by the hour (12-hour clock) as a decimal number (01-12).
  • %M - is replaced by the minute as a decimal number (00-59).
  • %S - is replaced by the second as a decimal number (00-60).
  • %p - is replaced by the locale's equivalent of either "AM" or "PM".
  • %A or %a - is replaced by the locale's full or abbreviated weekday name.
  • %B or %b - is replaced by the locale's full or abbreviated month name.
  • %d - is replaced by the day of the month as a decimal number (01-31).
  • %m - is replaced by the month as a decimal number (01-12).
  • %Y or %y - is replaced by the year with (1998) or without (98) century.
Example
Typing: Yields:
<eBayTime> 09/04/98, 16:48:41 PDT
<eBayTime FORMAT="%H:%M:%S"> 17:31:12 PM
<eBayTime FORMAT="%I:%M:%S %p"> 05:31:12 PM
<eBayTime FORMAT="%A %d, %B %Y"> Friday 04, September 1998
<eBayTime FORMAT="%d/%m/%y"> 04/09/98

Displaying your eBay Registration Date:

<eBayMemberSince>
Purpose Displays the date of your registration.
Flags

<eBayMemberSince> - Displays your registration date.

<eBayMemberSince FORMAT="format specification"> - Assigns custom formatting to displayed date/time.

  • %H - is replaced by the hour (24-hour clock) as a decimal number (00-23).
  • %I - is replaced by the hour (12-hour clock) as a decimal number (01-12).
  • %M - is replaced by the minute as a decimal number (00-59).
  • %S - is replaced by the second as a decimal number (00-60).
  • %p - is replaced by the locale's equivalent of either "AM" or "PM".
  • %A or %a - is replaced by the locale's full or abbreviated weekday name.
  • %B or %b - is replaced by the locale's full or abbreviated month name.
  • %d - is replaced by the day of the month as a decimal number (01-31).
  • %m - is replaced by the month as a decimal number (01-12).
  • %Y or %y - is replaced by the year with (1998) or without (98) century.
Example
Typing: Yields:
<eBayMemberSince> 04/09/98, 16:48:41 PDT
<eBayMemberSince FORMAT="%H:%M:%S"> 17:31:12 PM
<eBayMemberSince FORMAT="%I:%M:%S %p"> 05:31:12 PM
<eBayMemberSince FORMAT="%A %d, %B %Y"> Friday 04, September 1998
<eBayMemberSince FORMAT="%d/%m/%y"> 04/09/98
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