HTML: The Markup Language Reference

meta charsetdocument character-encoding declaration NEW # T

The meta element with a charset attribute represents a character encoding declaration.

Permitted contents #

empty (void element)

Permitted attributes #

global attributes
Any attributes permitted globally.
charset = character encoding name NEW #
Specifies a character encoding name.
One of the following:

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;