PHP supports 'C', 'C++' and Unix shell-style comments. For example:
<?php echo "This is a test"; // This is a one-line c++ style comment /* This is a multi line comment yet another line of comment */ echo "This is yet another test"; echo "One Final Test"; # This is shell-style style comment ?>
The "one-line" comment styles actually only comment to the end of the line or the current block of PHP code, whichever comes first.
<h1>This is an <?php # echo "simple";?> example.</h1> <p>The header above will say 'This is an example'.
You should be careful not to nest 'C' style comments, which can happen when commenting out large blocks.
The one-line comment styles actually only comment to the end of the line or the current block of PHP code, whichever comes first. This means that HTML code after // ?> WILL be printed: ?> skips out of the PHP mode and returns to HTML mode, and // cannot influence that.