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HTML | <head> Tag
  • Difficulty Level : Basic
  • Last Updated : 17 Jul, 2019

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:

  • profile: 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.

Syntax :

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

Below program illustrates the <head> element:



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

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2. Using style tag inside head tag.
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<!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>

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3. Using link tag inside head tag.
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<!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>

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Supported Browser: The browser supported by <head> tag are listed below:

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Opera
  • Safari

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