<meta> — NN 2, 3, 4, 6 MSIE 2, 3, 4, 5, 5.5, 6 HTML 4.01 WebTV Opera5


                  (end tag forbidden)

Provides additional information about the document. It should be placed within the <head> tags at the beginning of the document. It is commonly used for making documents searchable (by adding keywords) or to specify the character set for a document. Meta tags have been used for client-pull functions, but this function is discouraged.



content= text

Required. Specifies the value of the meta tag property and is always used in conjunction with name= or http-equiv=.

http-equiv= text

The specified information is treated as though it were included in the HTTP header that the server sends ahead of the document. It is used in conjunction with the content attribute (in place of the name attribute).

name= text

Specifies a name for the meta information property.

scheme= text

Provides additional information for the interpretation of meta data. This is a new attribute introduced in HTML 4.0.

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