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Web Spiders or Robots are a great resource for people searching the Internet, but they present a problem to Web page designers who want their pages to be seen and properly indexed. One popular solution to this behavior is to use the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) META element.
The META element is used within the HEAD element to embed document meta- information that is not defined by other HEAD elements. This embedded information can be extracted by servers and clients to identify, index, and catalog specialized document meta-information. A META element can be written in one of two forms: META NAME and META HTTP-EQUIV. The NAME attribute is returned in the HEAD of the document, while the HTTP-EQUIV attribute is converted into the HTTP response header which is parsed by the Web server.
If you plan to use a Robot, you should use the META NAME form as shown in these examples:
The NAME attribute declares a variable for the page and the CONTENT attribute assigns a value to the variable.
A META element standard for Robots has evolved which consists of two parts:
NOTE: Some robots ignore the NAME attribute and use their own algorithm to generate a description of the page.
To add a META tag like the ones shown in the examples to your Web page, follow these steps:
Article ID: 170555 - Last Review: October 7, 2013 - Revision: 2.0