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about 4 years ago

Is the closing "/" necessary in tags that close themselves (like the image tag)?

<img src="" />

I've tried using this code without a closing slash and it's worked just fine. I've never learned to use a slash here; is this necessary?

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It's only necessary if you want your HTML to be XHTML-compliant – if you don't know what that is, you probably shouldn't bother. Browsers won't care.

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Alex J
about 4 years ago