HTML Meta http-equiv attribute


Use the http-equiv attribute to define the character set for an HTML document:
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html;charset=ISO-8859-1" />

Definition and Usage

The http-equiv attribute provides an HTTP header for the information in the content attribute.
The http-equiv attribute can be used to simulate an HTTP response header.
The value of the http-equiv attribute depends on the value of the content attribute.
If the name attribute is set, the http-equiv attribute should not be set.

Browser Support

The http-equiv attribute is supported in all major browsers.


<meta http-equiv="value" />

Attribute Values

Value Description
Allow Defines the methods supported by the server
Content-Encoding Defines additional content-encoding for the document
Content-Length Defines the size of the document (in bytes)
Content-Type Defines the MIME type of the document (like text/html)
Date Defines when the document was created
Expires Defines when the document will be considered obsolete
Last-Modified Defines when the document was last modified
Location Defines an absolute URL for the document
Refresh Defines a time interval for the document to refresh itself
Set-Cookie Defines a cookie-value
WWW-Authenticate Defines authentication rules returned by the server
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