Which Character Is Used To Represent The Closing of a Tag in HTML?
In HTML5 it is not strictly necessary to close some HTML tags.
**Note: **The '/' (forward slash) is used to represent the closing of a tag in HTML.
For example - <img>, <link>, <meta>, etc. These tags do not require closing tags. Such tags that aren't required to have a closing tag are called the self-closing tag.
However, there are numerous tags that require a closing tag i.e. you must include a forward slash at the beginning.
For example, tags like <p>, <li>, <head>, <body>, <tr>, <td>, etc. require a closing tag that can be achieved by adding a forward slash at the beginning. Below given is an example of a closing tag in HTML.
Let's see how you can use the forward slash to close the HTML tag:
As shown above, to close the HTML tag, just place a forward slash at the beginning.
Example of Closing Tag in HTML
As shown in the above example, the p tag is closed by using a forward slash at the beginning of the tag. To consider some text as a paragraph you would open the paragraph tag using the <p> tag and close it with the closing paragraph tag i.e. </p>.
You can also refer to the below image to understand which character is used to represent the closing tag in HTML.
To learn more about HTML refer here.
- You know that some tags in HTML require a closing tag and some don't.
- The forward-slash i.e. / is used to represent the closing of a tag in HTML.
- There are also some tags that do not require the closing of a tag in HTML and they are called self-closing tags. To learn more about HTML refer here.