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
WHATWG HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'HTMLMetaElement' in that specification.
Living Standard No change from HTML5.
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.
Recommendation No change from Document Object Model (DOM) Level 1 Specification.
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 1 Specification
The definition of 'HTMLMetaElement' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support (Yes) 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) 1.0 (1.0) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)

See also

  • The HTML element implementing this interface: <meta>

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