HTML: The Markup Language

meta namename-value metadata # T

The meta element with a name attribute represents document metadata in the form of name/value pairs.

Permitted content #

empty (void element)

Permitted attributes #

Descriptions for attributes specific to this element #

name = string
Specifies the name part of a name/value pair.
content = string
Specifies the value part of a name/value pair.

Tag omission #

The meta element is a void element. A meta element must have a start tag but must not have an end tag.

Permitted parent elements #

any element that can contain metadata elements

DOM interface #

interface HTMLMetaElement : HTMLElement {
           attribute DOMString name;
           attribute DOMString httpEquiv;
           attribute DOMString content;