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<META> Meta

Definition: <META> is used in situations when the DTD is not extensible and strict SGML parsing is necessary. It embeds document meta-information that is not defined by other HTML elements, information that can be extracted by servers/clients for indexing, identifying, and cataloging.

Attributes:

NAME

NAME can be used to name a property such as date of publication or authorship. When it is not present, it is assumed to be the same as HTTP-EQUIV's value.

CONTENT

CONTENT supplies a value for a named property.

HTTP-EQUIV

HTTP-EQUIV binds the element to an HTTP response header. When the semantics of the named HTTP response header are known, the contents can then be processed based on a well defined syntactic mapping, even if the DTD doesn't contain anything about it. If they are absent, the NAME attribute can be used to identify this meta-information, which should not be used within an HTTP response header. HTTP header names case insensitive.

Context: <META> is legal within

<HEAD>

The following markup can be used within <META>: None

Suggested style/usage: Close Tag: OPTIONAL

Examples:

<META HTTP-EQUIV=Expires CONTENT="Tue, 04 Dec 1993 21:29:02 GMT">
<META HTTP-EQUIV="Keywords" CONTENT="Nanotechnology, Biochemistry">
<META HTTP-EQUIV="Reply-to" CONTENT="dsr@w3.org (Dave Raggett)">

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