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Comment tags <!-- and --> are used to insert comments in HTML.

HTML Comment Tags

You can add comments to your HTML source by using the following syntax:

<!-- This is a comment -->

Note: There is an exclamation point (!) in the opening tag, but not in the closing tag.

  • Comments are not displayed by the browser, but they can help document your HTML. With comments you can place notifications and reminders in your HTML:
  • Comments are also great for debugging HTML, because you can comment out HTML lines of code, one at a time, to search for errors:


<p>This is a paragraph.</p>

<!-- Remember to add more information here -->

Conditional Comments

You might stumble upon conditional comments in HTML:

<!--[if IE 8]>
    .... some HTML here ....

Conditional comments defines HTML tags to be executed by Internet Explorer only.


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