How to make a single line and multi-line comment in HTML
You can create a single line comment by putting
<!-- at the start and
--> at the end of your comment.
You can also make a multi-line comment in HTML by adding
<!-- at the beginning of your comment and
--> at the end of your multi-line comment.
Comments tags in HTML
The HTML tag <!-- signify the beginning of your comment and --> indicate the end of your comment. So it is important to ensure that your HTML comment does not contain <!-- and --> inside it. If they happen to be inside the comment, your comment might break and stop becoming a comment.
A comment tag is a HTML tag that is used to add comments to a HTML page. A HTML comment tag must have:
- <!-- at the beginning of the comment.
- Text or HTML markup in between.
- --> at the end of the comment.
Single line comments in HTML
An example of a single-line HTML comment tag is:
<!-- This is a single line HTML comment -->
Multi-lines comments in HTML
If you want to comment out a whole HTML section, you can use a multi-line HTML comment as shown below:
<!-- This is a multi-line HTML comment It contains a lot of HTML content inside it. <div id="header"> <h1 id="my-logo" class="title">Picture learner</h1> --> <h2 class="subtitle">Learn through pictures and sounds</h2> </div>
Any text inside the comment tag is not visible to the reader on the browser. You can view the comments when you click: “view page source” on a browser.
You can use the comment tags to:
insert comments in the source code
When you are writing the HTML code, you can use the comment to explain what each section of the code is doing.
hide part of a webpage from being displayed.
You can use HTML comment tag to comment out HTML code. If you have a part of a webpage that you want to hide it but not delete it, then HTML comment tag is your best bet. This way, you can hide a whole section of a HTML page from being viewed on the browser.
You can use comments to explain your code, which can help you when you edit the source code at a later date. This is especially useful if you have a lot of code.