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What’s meta

What’s does the tag meta means

12th Mar 2021, 6:37 AM
Cindy K Hink
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Meta in <meta> tag means metadata and again metadata means the data that gives information about some other data or simply put "data about data". So meta tag of html contains metadata about the html document. It helps the computer to better understand the contents of the html page. It used by web crawlers such as googlebot to find relevant information about the website. So you can imagine the immense importance of meta tags in Search Engine Optimization. There are a lots of different types of information you can provide with meta tags. Here's a source for more information: https://www.w3schools.com/tags/tag_meta.asp
12th Mar 2021, 6:47 AM
Abir Hasan
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The <meta> tag in HTML provides information about HTML Document or in simple words, it provides important information about a document. These tags are basically used to add name/value pairs to describe properties of HTML documents, such as expiry date, author name, list of keywords, document author, etc. This tag is an empty element because it only has an opening tag and no closing tag, but it carries information within its attributes. A web document can include one or more meta tags depending on information, but in general, it doesn’t affect the physical appearance of the document. 
12th Mar 2021, 7:53 AM
Mr. Unknown