HTML DOM Meta Object

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Meta Object

The Meta object represents an HTML meta element.

Metadata is information about data.

The <meta> tag provides metadata about the HTML document. Metadata will not be displayed on the page, but will be machine parsable.

Meta elements are typically used to specify page description, keywords, author of the document, last modified, and other metadata.

The <meta> tag always goes inside the head element.

Meta Object Properties

W3C: W3C Standard.

Property Description W3C
content Sets or returns the value of the content attribute of a <meta> element Yes
httpEquiv Connects the content attribute to an HTTP header Yes
name Connects the content attribute to a name Yes
scheme Sets or returns the format to be used to interpret the value of the content attribute Yes

Standard Properties, Methods, and Events

The Meta object also supports the standard properties, methods, and events.

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