The missing-end-tag error is when a
<tag> is opened, but not closed. To fix it, close the opened tag.
In example 1, the span needs to be closed by adding
</span> at the end.
<span>Foo baz </span>
<span>foo <p>bar</p> boo </span>
Examples 2 and 3 not only causes the missing end linter warning but also the stripped tag warning. Solutions for 2 and 3 depend on the exact required output. The simplest is to change the
<span> into a
The confusing message is a result of
<p>...</p> tags being automatically generated by the parser for each paragraph of text.
In example 4, the HTML tag is a result of parsing wikitext syntax for italics.
It needs to be closed by adding
'' at the end.
The following tools can help fix missing end tags:
- WPCleaner: see instructions on how to use WPCleaner for fixing errors detected by Linter. Missing end tags may be reported by WPCleaner as part of CheckWiki error #532 (for tags) and error #540 (for bold and italic formatting).