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<META>

The meta tag allows you to define meta information for a document. This is information that is intended to be read by a machine and is not rendered by the web browser. You can think of this as a documents properties.

No ending tag is allowed for this element.

Attributes

Attribute Description
ID Identifies this tag to reference in script (program code)
CLASS Define the class used to render this element (defined by a style sheet)
TITLE A title that is associated with the element (displayed as a tooltip in Internet Explorer)
NAME The name of the meta property you are defining. Standard values for this are: "Author", "Description", "Title"
HTTP-EQUIV This attribute serves the same purpose as the NAME attribute. Web servers use this information to gather data for HTTP response headers.
CONTENT Defines the value for the meta property. This is plain old character data

Example

<META NAME="Title" CONTENT="Bob's Bait and Tackle">
<META NAME="Description" CONTENT="Bait and Tackle Equipment">
<META HTTP-EQUIV="Expires" CONTENT="Tue, 20 Aug 1996 14:25:27 GMT">

Compatibility

HTML 4.01
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