Have you heard about META tags?
So you know about the meta tags used to describe and refresh your pages. But did you know that there are dozens of other meta tags?
You can use meta tags
to specify information about a HTML document that's not considered document content or to send special instructions to the browser. Sample list of frequently used meta tags:
Yes, there are many other, mostly proprietary, meta tags used by different software. However, don't hurry up to add all the meta tags you can get your hands on to your pages. This is because only a handful of the meta tags are considered "standard" or atleast recognized by a majority of the software.
If you're looking for the definition of a meta tag you've heard about or just curious about what else is out there...
- A Dictionary of HTML META Tags
An etymological dictionary of HTML META, REL and REV tags, and HTTP headers, as used to improve search engine indexing, select character sets, etc.
- How To Use Meta Tags
A primer about how to use meta tags, with an example of code and links to additional resources.
Listing #1 : META tag references
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