The property is used in combination with HTMLMetaElement.content to define the name-value pairs for the metadata of a document. The name attribute defines the metadata name and the content attribute defines the value.


A string.


Reading the metadata name of a meta element

The following example queries the first <meta> element in a document. The name value is logged to the console, showing that keywords have been specified for the document:

// given <meta name="keywords" content="documentation, HTML, web technologies">
let meta = document.querySelector("meta");
// "keywords"

Creating a meta element with author metadata

The following example creates a new <meta> element with a name attribute set to author. The content attribute sets the author of the document and the element is appended to the document <head>:

let meta = document.createElement("meta"); = "author";
meta.content = "Franz Kafka";


HTML Standard
# dom-meta-name

Browser compatibility

BCD tables only load in the browser

See also