<meta> element represents an interface to provide metadata pertaining to the document. Metadata is data that is used to describe the document that contains it. The
<meta> element must be placed inside the
<head> element of the document.
<meta> element that has no closing tag, meaning that it cannot have elements inside of it. It uses attributes to set properties, some common attributes are:
charset: describes the character encoding used when writing the document
name: describes the type of meta tag, may include things like
nameto provide the appropriate content specific to the value of
<html><head><!-- Sets the character set used to create this HTML file --><meta charset="utf-8" /><!-- Details the author of the document --><meta name="author" content="Jasmine the Gorilla" /><!-- Provides a description used to improve discovery in search engines --><metaname="description"content="A short fable about the origin of bananas, and the joy they provide."/><!-- Sets the color scheme to dark if possible, but lets the browser know that light will render correctly, too --><meta name="color-scheme" content="dark light" /></head><body></body></html>