What is the slash at the end of embed and img mean?

Can some explain what the function is of ‘/’ in the img and embed tags? In the exercise this ‘/’ appears after the src reference at the end of the tag.
It doesn’t seem to have an effect when you delete it.

Hi @pauwou :slight_smile:

Both img and embed are void elements , which means they require a start tag but not a end tag.
In HTML5 you don’t need the end tag for these elements; anyway, like you said, nothing happens if you add it.