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meta

The <meta> element is used to specify metadata inside the <head> of the document. Meta data is used to relate information about the document to the browser software, or to relate specific instructions to it.

Code Example

<head> <meta charset="utf-8"> <meta name="description" content="On this page you will find etc..."> <meta name="keywords" content="kiwi, lemon, carrot"> <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="180"> </head>

Attributes

globals - the global attributes common to all elements possible values: see global attribute list name - specify the meta name possible values: "keywords", "description", "author", "generator", "application-name" http-equiv - specify that the meta element is a pragma directive possible values: "set-cookie", "refresh", "default-style", "content-type" , "content-language" content - specify content associated with the name attribute possible values: "string" charset - specify the character encoding of the document possible values: "UTF-8"

Documentation

http://www.w3.org/TR/html/document-metadata.html#the-meta-element

HTML

Elements

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