Published Jun 11, 2021Updated Jul 1, 2022
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The <head> element represents a collection of metadata related to the current document. It is an immediate child of the <html> element and may include its own child elements such as <title>, <link>, <style>, and <script>.


<!-- Document-level metadata tags go here -->

<head> is an element whose content does not get shown to the user, so there is no default formatting behavior.


Suppose that the site needs a title shown in the browser, either in the tab or in the browser window. Additionally it needs to load some CSS rules to style the document, and a JavaScript script to allow some interactivity.

The <head> element is the perfect place to tell the document where these things live, and what they should be:

<!-- This sets the title in the browser -->
<title>My Home | Codecademy</title>
<!-- This loads a stylesheet file called styles.css, and applies the rules to tags in the body -->
<link rel="stylesheet" href="styles.css" />
<!-- This loads and executes a script from a file called app.js -->
<script type="text/javascript" src="app.js"></script>
<!-- User-facing content goes here -->

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