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I'm trying to figure out how wp_list_comments works. So I made the simplest possible callback just to see the structure of the result:

function custom_comments_callback( $comment, $args, $depth ) {
    $GLOBALS['comment'] = $comment;

    ?>
    <li <?php comment_class(); ?> id="li-comment-<?php comment_ID(); ?>">
        Hello!
    </li>
    <?php
    }

I thought this function would be structurally correct but the result seems to contain incorrectly nested <ul> elements:

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I thought an <ul> in an <ul> always had to be enclosed in a <li> as explained here for instance. Should I modify my callback function or am I missing something else here?

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    Your callback should not include a closing </li> tag, the comment walker adds these as and when necessary. – t31os Apr 20 '13 at 7:57
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    @t31os: thanks, good catch! Completely overlooked that. Problem solved. – RubenGeert Apr 20 '13 at 9:01
  • Happy to help. :) – t31os Apr 20 '13 at 10:43

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