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  This is an obsolete API and is no longer guaranteed to work. 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

BCD tables only load in the browser

See also

  • The HTML element implementing this interface: <meta>