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What Is the Description "meta" Tag/Element?

The description "meta" element is a special meta element that provides a short descript about the XHTML document. The description "meta" element must include the "name" attribute as, name="description". Here is an example:

<meta name="description" content="A collection of XHTML
tutorials on head, body and meta elements by FYIcenter" />

XHMTL browsers are usually ignoring the description meta element. But most search engines are using the information provided in the description meta element to show your page in the search result listing. So it is very important to code the description meta element properly in your XHTML documents following rules below:

  • Do include the description meta element for every XHTML page.
  • Do not write very long descriptions. They should be around 150 characters long.
  • Do not include any special characters like & @, #, %, ...

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  1. What is the Top Level Structure of an XHTML Document?
  2. How Many Document Types Defined in XHTML 1.0?
  3. What Is the "html" Tag/Element?
  4. What is the Second Level Structure of an XHTML Document?
  5. What Is the "head" Tag/Element?
  6. What Is the "body" Tag/Element?
  7. How To Write a "head" Element Properly?
  8. What Is the "title" Tag/Element?
  9. What is a Smallest Valid XHTML Dodument?
  10. What Is Wrong with This "head" Element?
  11. What Happens If the "title" Element is Missing?
  12. What Happens If a "meta" Element Is Not Closed?
  13. What Is a "meta" Tag/Element?
  14. What Is the Description "meta" Tag/Element?
  15. What Is the Keywords "meta" Tag/Element?
  16. What Is the Robots "meta" Tag/Element?
  17. What Is a http-equiv "meta" Tag/Element?
  18. What Is the Author "meta" Tag/Element?
  19. What Is the "base" Tag/Element?
  20. What Is a "script" Tag/Element?
  21. What Is a "link" Tag/Element?
  22. What Is a "style" Tag/Element?

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