Metadata is data (information) about data. The tag provides metadata about the HTML document. Metadata will not be displayed on the page, but will be machine parsable. Meta elements are the HTML or XHTML element used to provide structured metadata about a Web page. Multiple Meta elements with different attributes are often used onthe same page. Meta elements can be used to specify page description, keywords, author of the document, last modified, and other metadata. and any other metadata not provided through the other head elements and attributes. The meta element has two uses: either to emulate the use of an HTTP response header, or to embed additional metadata within the HTML document.Such elements must be placed as tags in the head section of an HTML or XHTML document.
- The HTML ElementThe element is a container for all the head elements. Elements inside can include scripts, instruct the browser where to find style sheets, provide meta information, and more. The following tags can be added to the head section:
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