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XHTML Tutorial - Closing <meta> Tags

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What Is Wrong with My <meta> Tags?

If you are converting existing HTML documents to XHTML format, you may find some <meta> tags are written as:

<meta name="Author" content="FYICenter.com">
<meta name="Description" 
  content="Tutorials, FAQs and Tips on XHTML Documents."> 
<meta name="Keywords" 
  content="XHTML Tutorials, FAQs, Tips">

But all those <meta> tags are invalid in a XHTML document. They must be closed as:

<meta name="Author" content="FYICenter.com"/>
<meta name="Description" 
  content="Tutorials, FAQs and Tips on XHTML Documents."/> 
<meta name="Keywords" 
  content="XHTML Tutorials, FAQs, Tips"/>

Note to HTML document authors: <meta> tag syntax in XHTML is the opposite to <meta> tag syntax in HTML. In XHTML, meta tag must be closed. But in HTML, meta tag can not be closed.

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  1. What Is an XHTML Element?
  2. How To Enter Comments into XHTML Documents?
  3. How To Write the Opening Tag of an XHTML Element?
  4. How To Close an XHTML Element?
  5. What Is Wrong with My <br> Tags?
  6. What Is Wrong with My <meta> Tags?
  7. How To Enter Element Content?
  8. Is XHTML Element Name Case Sensitive?
  9. What Is an XHTML Element Attribute?
  10. How To Write Element Attributes Properly?
  11. Is Attribute Name Case Sensitive?
  12. How To Quote Element Attribute Values Properly?
  13. How To Write Ampersand Sign in Attribute Values?
  14. What Is a Required Attribute?
  15. What Are Predefined Attribute Values?
  16. What Is Wrong with My "checked" Attribute Values?

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