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Comments in HTML

<div id="header">
   <p>Stuff</p>
</div> <!-- END div-header -->

The <!-- --> stuff is the HTML comment. It is a way to add notes into the code which will not display when the HTML is rendered by the browser. In the example above, to signify which opening div tag the closing tag was actually closing.

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  1. That’s awesome Bro, will this work as a comment box ?
    Much appreciated.

    Watkinsservices@live.com

    Thanks again,
    -Joe

  2. Grant
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    Hey @Joshephy Watkins

    If you are talking about a comment box like what I typed this message in, it won’t. It will just put a note in the HTML code for you to use later (I usually go stuf…… To keep everything organized

  3. jim
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    Seein how this works

  4. jul
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    thank u.

  5. html comments are particularly useful if you edit a page and you want to find your changes fast. The more detailed these comments are, the better…

    Stamatis – Ygraeriokinisi

  6. Permalink to comment#

    Too bad html editors like Notepad++ can’t handle easy comment-block adding like in the case of JS comments, when you can add them easily by selecting the code and using a shortcut key combination.

  7. Don

    Hi, is there a way I can create a shortcut for this html comment using a MacBook Pro OS Snow Leopard.

  8. Permalink to comment#

    Have you ever considered marking blocks like so:

    <div id="blockID">
       <p>Stuff</p>
    </div> <!-- #blockID -->
    
    <div class="blockClass">
       <p>Stuff</p>
    </div> <!-- .blockClass -->
    • I do that, but I like to use server side languages instead so it doesn’t need to come over the pipes.

      </div><?php // END div#comments ?>

  9. awesome Stuff bro keep it up my website superblogger

  10. Putting comments in your files is a very good idea. I also use them all the time in my html and even more so in my CSS files for the Joomla sites I develop. All those elements get mixed up in your mind after awhile and when you are adding code or altering pre existing stuff it’s helpful to comment on it so you remember what everything is or what you did to it. Sometimes I make changes then have to go back and tweak them. A comment helps me remember what I did and is a big time saver.

  11. Mike
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    Nice thing is you can use it like block comment also:

    <!--
      This is my comment on my web page.  This will tell me what
      I was doing when I was last coding.
    -->
    
  12. Mike
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    awesome…comment preview is odd.



  13. nebz
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    I’ve never seen people get so excited about comments. geez.

  14. Dev
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    **is there any short key for giving html comment **

  15. I got to learn more about <!–[if lt IE 7 ]>… from his site thanks for all relating to the sharing of knowledge
    Granscole

    http://www.scancomark.com/

  16. Wan Arep
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    I dont Understand why you all so excited on HTML comment code, it is for SEO ?

    • Jared
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      No, as has already been pointed out, it is to be used as notes/reminders. Working with a team of developers, I find it especially helpful because if I am working on something and another developer starts to collaborate with me, they can just read my comments in the HTML and know exactly why something is coded the way it is or what the code does. It has nothing to do with SEO.

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