Closing tag

Closing tag

In HTML, a closing tag is an instructional piece of code that ends a section of page content. It’s nearly the same as an opening tag (e.g., "<p>") but it has a forward slash (e.g., "</p>") to let browsers know where to start and end different elements. Without tags, the code might alter formatting or cause HTTP links to run into each other. 

Here’s a syntax example with an opening and closing tag: 

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

Some tags serve both as opening and closing tags. These are called self-closing tags, which you can use for shorter elements such as horizontal rule breaks, line breaks, and images. 

Here are some examples of self-closing tag syntax:

  • <img/> 
  • <br/> 
  • <hr/>

HTML tags give you more control over your web designs, including nesting elements. You can include an <img/> within a <p> and </p>, for example. In Webflow, you can input custom HTML code like semantic tags to adjust elements to your liking.

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