View Full Version : IE won't show a page with HTML Comments

11-22-2011, 03:00 PM
Every time I add an HTML comment to my code, IE will not render the page. As soon as I remove the comment, IE displays the page. What's the deal?

Check it out. The only difference between these pages is one single HTML comment.


11-22-2011, 03:19 PM
You have started commenting your CSS code, which is not a bright idea :)

<style type="text/css">
body {
margin: 0px;
height: 100%;
width: 100%;

As a result, everything is messed up

11-22-2011, 03:50 PM
To elaborate, you "start" an html comment, but dont seem to finish it. A valid html comment is this:

<!-- Commented HTML goes here -->

But, you're trying to comment some embedded styles correct? A valid css comment is this

/* Commented Styles goes here */

11-22-2011, 03:58 PM
Thanks! That fixed it. I didn't see that comment thingy there. I think it was from something I cut/pasted.

11-22-2011, 04:19 PM
Hello yipperoo,
Like my tagline says, you should validate often during development. Check out the links down there about validation.