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One commonly used name is keywords , which defines a set of keywords
for the document. When encountered by any of the popular search en-
gines on the Web, these keywords may be used to categorize the doc-
ument. If you want your documents to be indexed by a search engine,
consider putting this kind of tag in the <head> of each document:
<meta name="keywords" content="kumquats, cooking, peeling, eating">
If the name attribute is not provided, the name of the name/value pair is
taken from the http-equiv attribute. The content attribute
The content attribute provides the value of the name/value pair. It can
be any valid string (enclosed in quotes if it contains spaces). It should
always be specified in conjunction with either a name or an http-equiv
As an example, you might place the author's name in a document with:
<meta name="Authors" content="Chuck Musciano & Bill Kennedy"> The http-equiv attribute
The http-equiv attribute supplies a name for the name/value pair and
instructs the server to include the name/value pair in the MIME docu-
ment header that is passed to the browser before sending the actual
When a server sends a document to a browser, it first sends a number
of name/value pairs. While some servers might send a number of these
pairs, all servers send at least one:
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