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HTML HTML Video and Audio Media Basics The Video and Source Elements

The <source> element self-closing tag would be </source> right? im confused if its not <source />.

Hey Adam N if your there do you mind helping me with this part it ddint show no other way in the video

index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <title>HTML Video and Audio</title>

    <link rel="stylesheet" href="normalize.css">
    <link href='http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Nunito:400,300' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="main.css">
  </head>
  <body>

    <h1>HTML Video and Audio</h1>

    <div class="wrapper">

      <!-- Add your code below this line -->
      <video> <source></source> </video>

    </div>

  </body>
</html>

1 Answer

Peter Lord
Peter Lord
10,021 Points

You're right, source is an empty element and does not have any nested elements.

Unfortunately I do not know the reasoning to why it was setup with a closing element.

More information can be found at https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Glossary/Empty_element#:~:text=An%20empty%20element%20is%20an,nested%20elements%20or%20text%20nodes) and https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTML/Element/source

I figured it out lmbo I just had to take off the</source> part and it said correct