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The HTML <head> Element

  • <head> element has nothing to do with HTML headings.
  • <head> element contains meta data. Meta data are not displayed.
  • <head> element is placed between the <html> tag and the <body> tag:


<!DOCTYPE html>

  <title>My First HTML</title>
  <meta charset="UTF-8">
  <link type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" href="newtemplate.css"> 


Note: Meta data means data about data. HTML meta data is data about the HTML document.

The HTML <title> Element

The HTML <title> element is meta data. It defines the HTML document's title.
The title will not be displayed in the document, but might be displayed in the browser tab.

The HTML <meta> Element

The HTML <meta> element is also meta data.
It can be used to define the character set, and other information about the HTML document.

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