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Template comments are surrounded by asterisks, and that is surrounded by the delimiter tags like so:


{* this is a comment *}

Smarty comments are NOT displayed in the final output of the template, unlike <!-- HTML comments -->. These are useful for making internal notes in the templates which no one will see ;-)

{* I am a Smarty comment, I don't exist in the compiled output  *}

    {* another single line smarty comment  *}
    <!-- HTML comment that is sent to the browser -->

    {* this multiline smarty
       comment is
       not sent to browser

    Multi line comment block with credits block
      @ author:
      @ maintainer:
      @ para:           var that sets block style
      @ css:            the style output

    {* The header file with the main logo and stuff  *}
    {include file='header.tpl'}

    {* Dev note:  the $includeFile var is assigned in foo.php script  *}
    <!-- Displays main content block -->
    {include file=$includeFile}

    {* this <select> block is redundant *}
    <select name="company">
      {html_options options=$vals selected=$selected_id}

    <!-- Show header from affiliate is disabled -->
    {* $affiliate|upper *}

    {* you cannot nest comments *}
    <select name="company">
      {* <option value="0">-- none -- </option> *}
      {html_options options=$vals selected=$selected_id}