Closing Tag

In HTML and XML, a closing tag is used to denote the end of an element. It looks similar to the opening tag but includes a forward slash before the tag name. For example,

is the closing tag for

, which represents a paragraph element. Closing tags are essential in markup languages to define the structure and layout of documents. They indicate where an element finishes, helping the browser understand how to display the content correctly. Omitting a closing tag or incorrectly formatting it can lead to errors in how the webpage is rendered.