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meta

Specifies general high-level information about a document.

Browser/User Agent Support

IE Netscape Mozilla Opera Safari
2.0+ 1.0+ 1.0+ 4.0+ 1.0+

Example

This example shows the <head>&</head>& element for a company home page, including a meta tag, title, and a link to a stylesheet:

 
<head>
	<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
	<title>Aptana Home Page</title>
	<link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css" type="text/css" />
&/head>

Remarks

A <meta /> must be enclosed within the <head></head> element. You may have multiple <meta /> tags in the <head></head> element.

Attribute Detail

Attribute IE Netscape Mozilla Opera Safari
content
[Document-contents-description]
High-level meta description of the contents of the document.
2.0+ 1.1+ 1.0+ 4.0+ 1.0+
 
dir
Direction of the element text.
2.0+ 1.0+ 1.0+ 4.0+ 1.0+
 
http-equiv
[http-header]. Example values: "refresh", "PICS-Label", etc.
Sets an HTTP response header for the value in the content attribute.
2.0+ 1.0+ 1.0+ 4.0+ 1.0+
 
id
[element-id]
Unique identifier for the element.
2.0+ 1.0+ 1.0+ 4.0+ 1.0+
 
lang
[language-code]. Example values: "en" (English), "fr" (French), "es" (Spanish), etc.
Language code for the content of the element.
2.0+ 1.0+ 1.0+ 4.0+ 1.0+
 
name
[element-name]
Unique name identifier for the element.
2.0+ 1.0+ 1.0+ 4.0+ 1.0+
 
scheme
[scheme-name]
Specifies the scheme for the value of the content attribute.
2.0+ 1.1+ 1.0+ 4.0+ 1.0+
 

Event Detail

Event IE Netscape Mozilla Opera Safari
Fires when Print or Print Preview finishes laying out the content in a LayoutRect with the source data.
4.0+ no no no no
 

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