Safari shows a blank page

Safari shows a blank page, no content, due to missing comment close in JavaScript.

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I just ran into something odd and found all sorts of complex solutions (none of which worked for me), so I decided to post this case.

I’m creating a new version of an interface at work and tested with FireFox during development. When I opened it in Safari, all I got was the background image. No content at all. I Googled and several people reported having the same problem and said that clearing the cache would do the trick. It did not.

In the end, the issue was a missing ‘–>’ inside a script tag.

<script type="text/javascript"> <!-- // open a comment for older browsers - is this actually required still??
/* lots of JS here */

// There should be a close comment (-->)  here!

Safari, not finding the closing comment tag, simply considered all of the HTML to be commented out.

I hope this helps!


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