Definition and Usage

The HTML <!–…–> Tag comment is used to insert comments in the source code. Comments are not displayed in the browsers.

Example for HTML comment:

<!--This is a comment. Comments are not displayed in the browser-->

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

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.

Browser Support

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Tips and Notes

You can use the comment tag to “hide” scripts from browsers without support for scripts (so they don’t show them as plain text):

Hints: The two forward slashes at the end of comment line (//) is the JavaScript comment symbol. This prevents JavaScript from executing the –> tag.