Javascript

JavaScript Comments

JavaScript comments can be used to make the code more readable.

JavaScript Comments

Comments can be added to explain the JavaScript, or to make the code more readable.

Single line comments start with //.

The following example uses single line comments to explain the code:

<script type="text/javascript">
// Write a heading
document.write("<h1>This is a heading</h1>");
// Write two paragraphs:
document.write("<p>This is a paragraph.</p>");
document.write("<p>This is another paragraph.</p>");
</script>

JavaScript Multi-Line Comments

Multi line comments start with /* and end with */.

The following example uses a multi line comment to explain the code:

<script type="text/javascript">
/*
The code below will write
one heading and two paragraphs
*/
document.write("<h1>This is a heading</h1>");
document.write("<p>This is a paragraph.</p>");
document.write("<p>This is another paragraph.</p>");
</script>

Using Comments to Prevent Execution

In the following example the comment is used to prevent the execution of a single code line (can be suitable for debugging):

<script type="text/javascript">
//document.write("<h1>This is a heading</h1>");
document.write("<p>This is a paragraph.</p>");
document.write("<p>This is another paragraph.</p>");
</script>

In the following example the comment is used to prevent the execution of a code block (can be suitable for debugging):

<script type="text/javascript">
/*
document.write("<h1>This is a heading</h1>");
document.write("<p>This is a paragraph.</p>");
document.write("<p>This is another paragraph.</p>");
*/
</script>

Using Comments at the End of a Line

In the following example the comment is placed at the end of a code line:

<script type="text/javascript">
document.write("Hello"); // Write "Hello"
document.write(" Dolly!"); // Write " Dolly!"
</script>
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