High This Hint is very important, and definitely warrants attention. Issue This Hint represents an error or problem that needs to be fixed.

Contains a broken tag

This means that the URL in question contains one or more HTML tags that are broken/unclosed.

Why is this important?

HTML tags should contain an opening tag (e.g. <div>) paired with a closing tag (e.g. </div>). If tags are not closed, they could be incorrectly interpreted by the browser, which could cause problems when rendering the page.

What does the Hint check?

This Hint will trigger for any internal HTML URL which contains one or more HTML tag that is missing the closing tag.

Examples that trigger this Hint:

The Hint would trigger for HTML URLs that contain unclosed tags:

Main Content
Div #1 content
</div><!--// close of Main Content div //-->

How do you resolve this issue?

In many cases, browsers and search engine crawlers can still parse the HTML and build the page correctly, even if some tags are not closed properly. However, they could cause rendering problems, and it is accepted best practice to close tags properly.

To understand where the issues lie, you will need to investigate further using a HTML validation service. Within Sitebulb, you can jump straight to the corresponding W3 Validation page through the URL List, or use a specific tool for checking unclosed tags.

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