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HTML head Tag

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Published Jun 29, 2017
Updated Oct 2, 2019

HTML head Tag: Main Tips

  • The HTML <head> element contains important information (metadata) of a document such as titles, scripts, links to style sheets, etc.
  • The <head> in HTML is not meant to be read by humans, but for machine-related procedures.

Use of head

The <head> tag in HTML indicates a space for declaring titles, style sheets, scripts and other document-related information. For adding introductory information such as authors' names or brand logos, use the <header> element.

Example
<head>
  <title>Document title</title>
</head>

The <link>, <title>, <meta>, <style>, <script>, <noscript>, <base> elements are children of the <head> tag.

profile

It specifies a link to the metadata information of the document. Not supported in HTML5.

Example
<head profile="https://www.bitdegree.org/">
  <title>The page title</title>
</head>

Note: the HTML <head> tag accepts global attributes.

Browser support

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Chrome
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Edge
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Firefox
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IE
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Opera
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Safari
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Mobile browser support

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Chrome
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Firefox
4+
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Opera
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Safari
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