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meta name attribute

The name attribute on the meta element:

name attribute: examples

  • application-name → allows you to provide the name of the Web application that the page represents
  • author → allows you to provide the name of the author of that page
  • description → allows you to provide a relevant/accurate description of the page (Google may display it in search results snippets)
  • generator → allows you to provide the name of the software used to generate the document
  • keywords → allows you to provide the keywords of your page
  • other names available or if you want to register new names → click here



<metaattribute="value(s)" >Examples
1. name = application-name, author,
description, generator, keywords..
<meta name="application-name" content="JIRA">
<meta name="author" content="John Smith">
<meta name="description" content="The name attribute on the HTML5 meta tag. ">
<meta name="generator" content="WordPress 3.1">
<meta name="keywords" content=" name attribute, html5 meta tag ">
= OR
register a metadata name or
choose from the preexisting list
<meta name="geo.position" content="48.02682000000001;7.809769999999958">
<meta name="geo.country" content="de">

Video demonstration meta name attribute

HTML5 meta name attribute Tutorial

min video details
00:00 video tutorial: a element, href attribute
objective: understanding href attribute
00:05 name attribute on meta element sets document metadata through name-content pairs
00:20 this is a name-content pair that allows us to set a metadata aspect; the aspect in this case is: the author of this document
00:25 where: name - gives the name of the metadata (author in this case)
content - gives the value of the metadata (Joseph James - the name of the author)
00:35 Joseph James represents the author of this html page
00:40 Note: more than one metadata aspect can be specified per html page (and each aspect should be different)
01:10 you can specify keywords for the page or description or..
01:33 any of these standard metadata names can be used in page
01:40 OR you can select a new metadata name from the list of registered names:
01:57 OR you can register a new name yourself