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HTMLMetaElement: name property

The HTMLMetaElement.name property is used in combination with HTMLMetaElement.content to define the name-value pairs for the metadata of a document. The name attribute defines the metadata name and the content attribute defines the value.


A string.


Reading the metadata name of a meta element

The following example queries the first <meta> element in a document. The name value is logged to the console, showing that keywords have been specified for the document:

// given <meta name="keywords" content="documentation, HTML, web technologies">
let meta = document.querySelector("meta");
// "keywords"

Creating a meta element with author metadata

The following example creates a new <meta> element with a name attribute set to author. The content attribute sets the author of the document and the element is appended to the document <head>:

let meta = document.createElement("meta");
meta.name = "author";
meta.content = "Franz Kafka";


Browser compatibility

Desktop Mobile
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari WebView Android Chrome Android Firefox for Android Opera Android Safari on IOS Samsung Internet
name 1 12 1 5.5 ≤12.1 1 4.4 18 4 ≤12.1 1 1.0

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