HTML <META> Tag

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Function

The HTML <meta> tag is used for declaring metadata for the HTML document.

Difference between HTML and XHTML:

In HTML the <meta> tag has no end tag.

In XHTML the <meta> tag must be properly closed.

Example

<html>
   <head>
      <title>HTML meta tag</title>
      <meta name="keywords" content="HTML, meta tag, metadata" />
      <meta name="description" content="Brief description of the document" />
      <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="10" />
   </head>
   <body style="background-color:orange">
      Document content goes here
   </body>
</html>

For more detail on Meta Tag please go through Meta Tag

Attributes

AttributeValueDescription
Nameauthor
description
keywords
generator
revised
others
Name for the property.
contenttextDefines meta information to be associated with http-equiv or name.
http-equivcontent-type
expires
refresh
set-cookie
Connects the content attribute to an HTTP header.
schemetextDefines a format to be used to interpret the value of the content attribute.

Standard Attributes:

AttributeDescription
dirSpecifies the direction of the text
langSets the language code.
xml:langSets the language code.

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