meta

The meta element with an attribute:

charset represents a character encoding declaration,
http-equiv whose value is content-type represents a character encoding declaration,
http-equiv whose value is default-style represents a pragma directive that specifies the documents preferred stylesheet,
http-equiv whose value is refresh represents a pragma directive that specifies either a number of seconds after which to reload the current page, or a number of seconds after which to load a different page in place of the current page, and the URL for the replacement page, and
name represents document metadata in the form of name/value pairs.

Attributes

<meta attribute-name="attribute-value">
Name Value Description
charset character encoding name Specifies a character encoding name - HTML5
content string Specifies the value part of a name/value pair
http-equiv refresh Indicates that the meta element is a pragma directive that specifies either a number of seconds after which to reload the current page, or a number of seconds after which to load a different page in place of the current page, and the URL for the replacement page
name string Specifies the name part of a name/value pair

Global

Example | charset

Example | content

Example | http-equiv

Example | name

External

W3C HTML 4.01 Specification

W3C HTML5

W3C HTML 5.1