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HTML Introduction to HTML and CSS Adding a New Web Page Test: Write and Style an Element

It keeps telling me I need a body element to follow my head element, but I have put the body element after the head.

I even checked my code with my father, who manages a team of software engineers, and he said everything seems to be looking good. What gives?

index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <body>
    </body>
  </head>
</html>

1 Answer

Justin Cantley
Justin Cantley
18,052 Points

This is a common mistake to make when first learning HTML.
Although it might appear at first that you put the body element after the head element, you actually put it inside of the head element.

To fix this, simply move the body tags outside of the head element like so:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
   <head>
   </head>
   <body>
   </body>
</html>  

I hope this helps!

I feel like such a noob, thank you for your help!

Justin Cantley
Justin Cantley
18,052 Points

No shame in that. We're all noobs at the beginning. Asking questions is a great way to level up though. Glad I could help.