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Meta Information

HTML 4.01 Element Reference

By Lee Underwood

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Name: Meta Information


Description: Used to specify document information to browsers, search engines, and applications.

Browser Compatibility: NN: 1.1+ / IE: 2.0+ / Opera: 4+

  • content
  • dir
  • http-equiv
  • lang
  • name
  • scheme

Code Example:

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<meta name="keywords" content="HTML, CSS, design, standards>

Comments: This element can only be used in the <head> element.

XHTML Notes: Because it is an empty element, the XHTML 1.0 specification requires a trailing slash: <meta name="keywords" content="HTML, CSS, design, standards />

Created: March 15, 2005