Thursday, August 14, 2014

How to Quickly Identify Missing/Extra HTML Tag

When your HTML gets more and more complicated and packed, a slight mistake in the tagging will render you helpless. It could take a long time to find just a missing or extra tag. My way of solving this problem is to use Notepad++! It's free but it is only available on Windows.

It's easy. You just need to click on the tag and look for missing PURPLE! Once you click on any of the HTML tag, the corresponding closing/opening tag will be highlighted in purple. If you click on a tag and nothing happens, that means Notepad++ is unable to find a corresponding tag for it. You've found the problematic tag! There are still chances that the highlighted tag in purple is wrong. That means you need to also double check the highlighted tag to see whether they are coded the way you really intended.

The screen capture shows the tag highlighted in purple after you click on it. There you have it and happy debugging!

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