Weird > symbol popping our of no where!

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If you look on the page http://www.dwhs.net/web-hosting-plans.htm under where it says advanced options there is a symbol I cannot find anywhere in the code of the page. It's a < symbol. Do you have any idea why? I have spent almost a hour now and am desperate. You can do a right click to see the full source code of the page.

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<td bgcolor="#999999" class="style23">PHP/td>
<td height="0" bgcolor="#999999" class="style23">yes</td>
<td height="0" bgcolor="#999999" class="style23">yes</td>
<td height="0" bgcolor="#999999" class="style23">yes</td>
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<td height="0" bgcolor="#999999" class="style23">yes</td>
 
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  2. <td bgcolor="#999999" class="style23">PHP/td>
  3. <td height="0" bgcolor="#999999" class="style23">yes</td>
  4. <td height="0" bgcolor="#999999" class="style23">yes</td>
  5. <td height="0" bgcolor="#999999" class="style23">yes</td>
  6. <
  7. <td height="0" bgcolor="#999999" class="style23">yes</td>
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Post 3+ Months Ago

That was exactly it! Thanks soo much
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You're welcome. Good rule of thumb to remember - the offending rogue char isn't always in the code where the page makes it appear to be. Collective entities, like tables, divs, frames and the like can all push the rogue char out of place on the page, so the best way to find it IMO is to start at the bottom of the file and read backwards.
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great advice, I have never seen a symbol be pushed like that. I thought I was losing my mind. lol
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Another good solution at least in instances like that is to use an IDE that allows for code folding/auto balancing so you can eliminate sections of the code without having to do a lot of work to find open/close tags.
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Meh, still have to read through the code to make sure you can fold the section, no?
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true. I just always find that I'm searching through lots of code to see if i can find an errant <</div> etc. However, my IDE won't allow you to collapse or auto balance if there's something off like that so at least it helps with where to look.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

If you got something that searches through the code (Like Notepad++), You could simply look for << and then >>... I sometimes do that... Or I simply search for '< ' or ' >'.

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