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The meta is used to provide metadata (information about data) about the current document.

Syntax

<meta> tags always go inside the <head> tag. They will not be displayed on the page but are read by machines.

<head>
  <meta charset="UTF-8">
  <meta name="description" content="Description of the document">
  <meta name="keywords" content="keyword, listed, here">
  <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
</head>

Attributes

charset
Designates the encoding of characters for the document.

content
Designates the value that is associated with the http-equiv or name attribute.

http-equiv
Designates an HTTP header for the value of the content attribute.

name
Provides a name for the metadata. Possible values: application-name, author, description, generator, keywords, and viewport.

Browser Compatibilty

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