name (HTML attribute)

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

name="string"

Description

The name attribute is the counterpart to the content attribute, and simply provides a name for the information included in the content attribute. If the name attribute is present, the http-equiv attribute shouldn’t be used.

Example

This name attribute identifies the content as "categories":

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

Value

The value of name varies with the value of the content attribute. The name doesn’t need to come from a set of standard meta names—you’re free to define your own schema for meta information.

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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