HTML Whitelist

You may use supported HTML tags in the text fields of your work items to further customize the display when viewing detail and summary pages.

For example, you can highlight important stories or create dividers in your backlog by changing the color of the Name field:

Whitelist Name field

Whitelist example

The following HTML tags are supported and may be entered when editing and creating work items. HTML tags may also be used when creating or editing work items through the CA Agile Central Web Services API. Tags not listed below will automatically be removed from text fields when saving.

Style, width, height, color and size attributes are allowed on all supported tags.

  • a
    • href attribute
    • ftp, http, https, mailto protocols
  • b
  • blockquote
    • http, https protocols
  • br
  • center
  • cite
  • code
  • col
  • colgroup
  • div
  • dd
  • dl
  • dt
  • em
  • font
    • color, face, size attributes
  • h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6
  • hr
  • i
  • img
    • align, alt, height, src, title, width attributes
    • src, http, https protocols
  • li
  • ol
  • p
  • pre
  • q
  • small
  • span
  • strike
  • strong
  • style
  • sub
  • sup
  • table
  • tbody
  • td
  • tfoot
  • th
  • thread
  • tr
  • u
  • ul

Fields That Support HTML Tags

Field name Work items
Blocked Reason
  • Defects
  • Defect suites
  • Tasks
  • User stories
Custom string fields
  • Defects
  • Portfolio items
  • Tasks
  • Test cases
  • User stories
Fixed In Build
  • Defects
Found In Build
  • Defects
  • Defects
  • Defect suites
  • Iterations
  • Portfolio items
  • Releases
  • Tasks
  • Test cases
  • Test case results
  • User stories
Target Build
  • Defects
Verified In Build
  • Defects


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