HTML head

Updated: 11/30/2020 by Computer Hope
html head

In an HTML (hypertext markup language) file, the html head is the first section in the code containing information about a web page's properties and links to external related files. For example, in the HTML head, you can have the title of the page, meta tags, CSS (cascading style sheets) code, Open Graph tags, and JavaScript code.


The head section is denoted by an opening <head> tag and ended at the closing </head> tag.

HTML with head example

The following example is a basic HTML page template that helps demonstrate where the head section of the code is placed when creating a web page. As shown below, the head section and its contents are in bold.

<html> <head>
<meta content="Example page for head section." name="description">
<title>Example page</title>

<p>Body text of the web page would be here.</p>

If you need to add a line or code into the HTML head section, it must be placed between the <head> and </head> tags. New lines are often added in the line above the </head> tag.

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