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HTML

" vs. '

I noticed on the image displayed in the video when describing the <figcaption> element, he used <img src='joel.jpg' alt='Cool Joel'>

Up to this point I have been using " and not ' . Is there a time when I use one or not the other? Will they register the same? Is there a best practice or do we just aim for consistency?

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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Either character can serve to enclose a string in HTML, and there's no functional difference. But your choice may be influenced by the content of the string. If the string contains one of those characters, using the other one to enclose the string can avoid the need to "escape" any characters. Examples:

<button title="Don't click this!">PANIC</button>

<img src="george.jpg" alt='George "Mojo" Atkins'>