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HTML | <head> Tag

The <head> tag in HTML is used to define the head portion of the document which contains information related to the document.
The <head> tag contains other head elements such as <title>, <meta>, <link>, <style> <link> etc.
In HTML 4.01 the <head> element was mandatory but in HTML5, the <head> element can be omitted.

Tag Specific Attributes:

The below-mentioned layout-attributes of the <hr> tag have been removed from HTML5.

Attribute Value Description
profile URL It is used to specify the URL to a document which contains one or more meta data profiles for browsers to clearly understand the information.

Browser Support

  • Apple Safari 1+
  • Google Chrome 1+
  • Firefox 1+
  • Opera 2.1+
  • Internet Explorer 2+

Syntax :



<head>
<title>Title of the document</title>
</head>

Below program illustrates the <head> element:

Input:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
    <title>HTML Head Tag </title>
</head>
<body>
    <p>GeeksforGeeks is a portal for geeks.</p>
    <hr>
</body>
</html>

Output:

2. Using style tag inside head tag.
Input:

<!DOCTYPE html>
  
<html>
<head>
<style>
body {background:skyblue;}
h1 {color:red;}
p {color:blue;}
</style>
</head>
<body>
  
<h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
<p>It is a portal for geeks.</p>
  
</body>
</html>

Output:

3. Using link tag inside head tag.
Input:

<!DOCTYPE html>
  
<html>
<head>
  <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="mystyle.css">
</head>
<body>
  
<h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
<p>It is a portal for geeks.</p>
  
</body>
</html>

Output:



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