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Example

A simple HTML document, with the minimum of required tags:
<html>
<head>
<title>Title of the document</title>
</head>

<body>
The content of the document......
</body>

</html>

Definition and Usage

The head element is a container for all the head elements. Elements inside <head> can include scripts, instruct the browser where to find style sheets, provide meta information, and more.

The following tags can be added to the head section: <base>, <link>, <meta>, <script>, <style>,  and <title>.

The <title> tag defines the title of the document, and is the only required element in the head section!

Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The <head> tag is supported in all major browsers.

Differences Between HTML and XHTML

NONE

Optional Attributes

DTD indicates in which HTML 4.01/XHTML 1.0 DTD the attribute is allowed. S=Strict, T=Transitional, and F=Frameset.

Attribute Value Description DTD
profile URL Specifies a URL to a document that contains a set of rules. The rules can be read by browsers to clearly understand the information in the <meta> tag's content attribute STF


Standard Attributes

The <head> tag supports the following standard attributes:

Attribute Value Description DTD
dir rtl
ltr
Specifies the text direction for the content in an element STF
lang language_code Specifies a language code for the content in an element STF
xml:lang language_code Specifies a language code for the content in an element, in XHTML documents STF


Event Attributes

The <head> tag does not support any event attributes.
 

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