Using comments in the HTML document will not be visible in the user’s browser. It can be useful for revision histories, notes, or commenting out other tags.
Purpose of Using Comments
It is good practice to use comments in your code as you can pick up on things in a few months to do updates and forget why you originally done it that way. It is also useful if you are working in a team, it will make it much easier to understand.
When using comments although it is not visible in the browser window it can be viewed by anyone in the source code.
Commenting out code
Comments can also be used to “comment out” code that is inside the comment. This is ideal if you are experimenting but do not want to delete the code. Again for best practice remove commented out code before going live.
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Michael Gearon is a Senior Interaction Designer at Companies House in Cardiff. Previously Mike was a product designer at the GoCo Group including GoCompare, MyVoucherCodes and WeFlip. As well working for brands in South Wales like BrandContent and HEOR.