content (HTML attribute)

Spec
Depr. Version
No HTML 2
Browser support (more…)
IE5.5+ FF1+ SA1.3+ OP9.2+ CH2+
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Syntax

content="string"

Description

content is a required attribute. It’s this part of the meta element that contains the actual meta information, which is defined by the name attribute.

Example

Here, the content attribute contains a list of categories that the document relates to:

<meta name="categories" content="work, projects, current"/>

Value

The value of content varies in accordance with the value of the name attribute. It may be a simple summary of the document, a comma-separated list of words or values, a person’s name, or any string of characters.

Compatibility

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Full support is provided for the meta element—all browsers expose a document’s meta information via the Document Object Model.

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