Is it possible to get syntax highlight for HTML code within a #+BEGIN_EXPORT HTML environment block in org-mode?

I know it is possible to highlight HTML within a #+BEGIN_SRC block using ob-browser. Is there a way to "extend" such highlighting to other blocks as well?

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    It sounds like this might not be exactly what you want, but if you set (setq org-src-fontify-natively t) in your config, then html in a #+BEGIN_SRC html block should have highlighting. There is a nice setup here for dealing with org-mode source code blocks: github.com/danielmai/.emacs.d/blob/master/…
    – elethan
    Dec 10, 2015 at 2:36
  • Yp, within #+BEGIN_SRC is not a problem... I was wondering about #+BEGIN_HTML. But thanks for the link
    – dangom
    Dec 10, 2015 at 9:37

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The problem lies on the arbitrariness with which Org Mode deals with case sensitivity. I was used to having a #+BEGIN_HTML block in Org Mode 8, and that didn't trigger the syntax highlighting. Had I used lowercases as in #+begin_html, things might have looked different.

Now, with Org Mode 9, one can get HTML highlight with any of:

#+begin_export html


But not with:


Here's a screenshot:


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