The Use of HTML Document Elements</h1></div><div style="float:right; margin-top:13px;" align="center"> </div></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="11" bgcolor="#c4d4dd"><img src="../img/63.gif" height="4" hspace="5" width="1"></td> </tr> </tbody></table> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> <tr><td> <div id="content"> <div style="float: left;margin: 0 0 0 0;padding: 0px;width:310px; background-color:#FFFFFF; height:260; padding-left:10px;padding-bottom:10px;"> <!-- Begin: adBrite, Generated: 2011-10-15 2:35:17 --> <script type="text/javascript"> var AdBrite_Title_Color = 'A9501B'; var AdBrite_Text_Color = '000000'; var AdBrite_Background_Color = 'FFFFFF'; var AdBrite_Border_Color = 'E6E6E6'; var AdBrite_URL_Color = '008000'; try{var AdBrite_Iframe=window.top!=window.self?2:1;var AdBrite_Referrer=document.referrer==''?document.location:document.referrer;AdBrite_Referrer=encodeURIComponent(AdBrite_Referrer);}catch(e){var AdBrite_Iframe='';var AdBrite_Referrer='';} </script> <script type="text/javascript">document.write(String.fromCharCode(60,83,67,82,73,80,84));document.write(' src="http://ads.adbrite.com/mb/text_group.php?sid=2016068&zs=3330305f323530&ifr='+AdBrite_Iframe+'&ref='+AdBrite_Referrer+'" type="text/javascript">');document.write(String.fromCharCode(60,47,83,67,82,73,80,84,62));</script> </div> The information in the head element of an <b>(X)HTML document</b> is very important because it is used to describe or augment the content of the document. The element acts like the front matter or cover page of a document. In many cases, the information contained within the head element is information about the page that is useful for <b>visual styling, defining interactivity, setting the page title, and providing other useful information</b> that describes or controls the document. <br /> <br />The <h2>title Element</h2> <br />A single <b>title element</b> is required in the <b>head</b> element and is used to set the text that most browsers display in their title bar. The value within a <b>title</b> is also used in a browserís history system, recorded when the page is bookmarked, and consulted by search engine robots to help determine page meaning. In short, it is pretty important to have a syntactically correct, descriptive, and appropriate page title. Thus, given <code><div id="code"><title>Simple HTML Title Example</title></div></code> <br /> <br />When a <b>title</b> is not specified, most browsers display the URL path or filename instead: <br /> <br />Only one title element should appear in every document, and most user agents will ignore subsequent tag instances. You should be quite careful about making sure a title element is well formed because omitting the close tag can cause many browsers to not load the document. <br /> <br />Beyond character set concerns, think twice before using a special character such as a <b>colon (:), slash (/), or backslash (\)</b> in a document title. An operating system might have a problem with such a title if the document is saved to the local system. For example, the colon isnít allowed within Macintosh file-names, and slashes generally arenít allowed within file-names, because they indicate directories. Most modern browsers remove such special characters and reduce them to spaces during the Save process. To be on the safe side, use dashes to delimit items in a page title <br /> <br />For an entity to be displayed properly you need to make sure the appropriate character set is defined and that the browser supports such characters; otherwise, you may see boxes or other odd symbols in your title <br /> <br />To set the appropriate character set, you should include a <meta> tag before the page title even though traditionally title is considered the first element. <br /> <br /></div> <br><br> <div style="width: 470px; float: left;"> </div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <fieldset> <legend>Related Topic</legend> <a href="../HTML/59-html-xhtml-basic-structure-elements.htm" style="font:bold 15px/18px Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; text-decoration:none;color:#933B3C;">HTML XHTML Basic Structure and Elements</a><br><a href="../HTML/62-example-(x)html-4.01-document-structure.htm" style="font:bold 15px/18px Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; text-decoration:none;color:#933B3C;">Example of (X)HTML 4.01 Document Structure</a><br><a href="../SEO/531-complete-list-meta-tags.htm" style="font:bold 15px/18px Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; 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