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J1C
How can I programatically add meta tags with javascript?

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J1C wrote:
How can I programatically add meta tags with javascript?


The same way you create and add other elements, with the W3C DOM:
var meta;
if (document.createElement &&
(meta = document.createElement('meta'))) {
// set properties
meta.name = "God";
meta.content = "Kibo";

// now add the meta element to the head
document.getElementsByTagName('head').item(0).appe ndChild(meta);
}

See also
<http://www.w3.org/TR/DOM-Level-2-HTML/html.html#ID-37041454>
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Martin Honnen
http://JavaScript.FAQTs.com/
Jul 23 '05 #2

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"J1C" <ju********@yahoo.ca> wrote in message
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How can I programatically add meta tags with javascript?


In browsers that support it:

var meta = document.createElement('meta');
meta.name = 'author';
meta.content = 'Your Name';
document.getElementsByTagName('head')[0].appendChild(meta);

However, since the META tag data is mostly for the benefit of search
engines, what does appending a META tag after the page is loaded buy
you? For example, the following doesn't work in IE:

var meta = document.createElement('meta');
meta.setAttribute('http-equiv', 'imagetoolbar');
meta.setAttribute('content', 'no');
document.getElementsByTagName('head')[0].appendChild(meta);

Even though <META HTTP-EQUIV="imagetoolbar" CONTENT="no"> does suppress
the image toolbar.

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Grant Wagner <gw*****@agricoreunited.com>
comp.lang.javascript FAQ - http://jibbering.com/faq
Jul 23 '05 #3

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J1C
great - thanks!

Jul 23 '05 #4

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