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what is META TAG.... ?????

dmjpro
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plz help me about .... META tag in html ...why we should use .....??????


thnaxxx in advance
Mar 30 '07 #1
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plz help me about .... META tag in html ...why we should use .....??????


thnaxxx in advance
Hi dmj,
Meta tags have a variety of uses, you can read about which ones are actually worth a crap here.
Mar 30 '07 #2

dmjpro
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thanxxxx 4 ur replyyyy.......

mainly it is used for searh enginees??????
Mar 30 '07 #3

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thanxxxx 4 ur replyyyy.......

mainly it is used for searh enginees??????
Or refreshing pages.
Mar 31 '07 #4

KevinADC
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thanxxxx 4 ur replyyyy.......

mainly it is used for searh enginees??????

That used to be true, and probably still is to some degree, but search engines are smarter these days and don't really rely as much on meta tags. Meta tags have a a varity of uses, like AricC mentions, refresh a page is one, force file downloads is another use (Content-Disposition), tell the search engines/browser what language the page is meant for (Content-Language), tell friendly bots/spiders what to do (ROBOTS), tell the browser when the page expires (HTTP-EQUIV="expires"), not to cache a page, set cookies, etc etc etc.

Lots of people don't bother with meta tags because they don't understand how to use them. It's not exactly the "sexy" side of webdesign, but they are very practical even if a bit on the technical side.
Mar 31 '07 #5

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That used to be true, and probably still is to some degree, but search engines are smarter these days and don't really rely as much on meta tags. Meta tags have a a varity of uses, like AricC mentions, refresh a page is one, force file downloads is another use (Content-Disposition), tell the search engines/browser what language the page is meant for (Content-Language), tell friendly bots/spiders what to do (ROBOTS), tell the browser when the page expires (HTTP-EQUIV="expires"), not to cache a page, set cookies, etc etc etc.

Lots of people don't bother with meta tags because they don't understand how to use them. It's not exactly the "sexy" side of webdesign, but they are very practical even if a bit on the technical side.
Exactly, the link above will show you the META tats that are worth a crap.
Mar 31 '07 #6

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