Save some bytes ! Don't use HTML comments for your closing tags !

I see that everytime, mostly in Wordpress / Drupal / Whatever templates :

<ol class="commentlist">
</ol><!-- .commentlist -->

Don't ! here is why :

  • No one but an hypothetic future developer will ever need this. But you serve it to the entire world.
  • It makes HTML file heavier, since the browser will download these comments. At least use PHP comments.
  • With correct indentation, this is most of the times useless. Code is readable enough if correctly indented. It is actually less readable and adds noise.