HTML <title> Tag

Example

A simple HTML document, with the minimum of required tags:

<html>
<head>
<title>Title of the document</title>
</head>

<body>
Enter your content
</body>

</html>
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Definition and Usage

The <title> tag defines the title of the document.

The title element is required in all HTML/XHTML documents.

The title element:

  • defines a title in the browser toolbar
  • provides a title for the page when it is added to favorites
  • displays a title for the page in search-engine results

Browser Support

The <title> tag is supported in all major browsers.

Standard Attributes

DTD indicates in which HTML 4.01/XHTML 1.0 DTD the attribute is allowed. S=Strict, T=Transitional, and F=Frameset.

The <title> tag supports the following standard attributes:

Attribute Value Description DTD
dir rtl
ltr
Specifies the text direction for the content in an element STF
lang language_code Specifies a language code for the content in an element STF
xml:lang language_code Specifies a language code for the content in an element, in XHTML documents STF

More information about Standard Attributes.

Event Attributes

The <title> tag does not support any event attributes.

More information about Event Attributes.


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