scheme (HTML attribute)

Spec
Depr. Version
No HTML 4
Browser support (more…)
IE5.5+ FF1+ SA1.3+ OP9.2+ CH2+
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Syntax

scheme="uri"

Description

The scheme attribute provides additional information about the makeup of the meta content. It’s used in conjunction with the profile attribute of the head element (this provides a pointer to a set of instructions about the contents of the profile, which relate directly to the meta name attribute values).

A scheme can be useful for disambiguating some meta information that could be interpreted in a number of ways without this extra help—for example, if a date is specified in a meta element as "01-02-07", would that mean "1st February 2007" or "2nd January 2002"?

Example

This scheme attribute identifies a Dublin Core date scheme:

<meta name="DC.date" content="2003-06-08" scheme="DCTERMS.W3CDTF" />

Value

The value of scheme is a URI that specifies the location of the profile information on the server.

Compatibility

Internet Explorer Firefox Safari Opera Chrome
5.5 6.0 7.0 8.0 1.0 1.5 2.0 3.0 3.5 1.3 2.0 3.1 4.0 9.2 9.5 10.0 2.0
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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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