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HTMLMetaElement: httpEquiv property

The HTMLMetaElement.httpEquiv property gets or sets the pragma directive or an HTTP response header name for the HTMLMetaElement.content attribute. For more details on the possible values, see the http-equiv attribute.


A string.


Reading the http-equiv value of a meta element

The following example queries a <meta> element with an http-equiv attribute. The http-equiv attribute is logged to the console showing a refresh pragma directive that instructs the browser to refresh the page after a number of seconds defined by the content attribute:

// given <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="10" />
let meta = document.querySelector("meta[http-equiv]");
// refresh
// 10


Browser compatibility

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httpEquiv 1 12 1 5.5 ≤12.1 1 4.4 18 4 ≤12.1 1 1.0

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