HTMLMetaElement

The HTMLMetaElement interface contains descriptive metadata about a document. It inherits all of the properties and methods described in the HTMLElement interface.

Properties

Inherits properties from its parent, HTMLElement.

Name Type Description
content DOMString Gets or sets the value of meta-data property.
httpEquiv DOMString Gets or sets the name of an HTTP response header to define for a document.
name DOMString Gets or sets the name of a meta-data property to define for a document.
scheme  DOMString Gets or sets the name of a scheme used to interpret the value of a meta-data property.

Methods

No specific method; inherits methods from its parent, HTMLElement.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'HTMLMetaElement' in that specification.
Living Standard  
HTML5
The definition of 'HTMLMetaElement' in that specification.
Recommendation The following property is now obsolete: scheme.
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 HTML Specification
The definition of 'HTMLMetaElement' in that specification.
Obsolete No change from Document Object Model (DOM) Level 1 Specification.
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 1 Specification
The definition of 'HTMLMetaElement' in that specification.
Obsolete Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support YesEdge Full support YesFirefox Full support 1IE Full support YesOpera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support YesOpera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support Yes

Legend

Full support  
Full support

See also

  • The HTML element implementing this interface: <meta>

Document Tags and Contributors

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