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Hello, i would like to learn more on the meta tag. I know that some people do not like it but as i have
found on some website, some seem to be used often but others are very complicated... I have managed to
do this... what do you think.. is that all legal?

<META HTTP-EQUIV= "Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<META NAME= "Author" CONTENT="Nicolas Jacques">
<META NAME= "contact_addr" CONTENT="njacques@sie.qc.ca">
<META NAME= "Copyright" CONTENT="© Créations Web-Bit">
<META NAME= "GENERATOR" CONTENT="RogSoft Notepad+>
<META NAME= "keywords" CONTENT="word1,word2,word3,word4,word5">
<META NAME= "description" CONTENT="this is the description">

I would like to add the website starting page in the meta (if it is possible) what would be the NAME to do that?
would you add something to make it complete?

Is there anything that would be important that i missed?

I would also like to know more on DTD, i know i code in html 3+ but there is so many dtd variation, i
do not know what to write... Does a browser really need a dtd?

thanks...
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I didn't understand what your asking "put the starting page in the meta". what do you mean by that ?

as for anything important you missed, there is the "refresh" parameter, which allows you to load another page after certain amoount of time :

<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="time_in_seconds;url=URL">


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This is half an answer, so feel free to reject if you feel it's not adequate.

The starting page isn't defined in the <META> tag, but in the <BASE HREF=****> tag. For instance.

<BASE HREF=http://www.experts-exchange.com>

Now--what the heck is DTD? (I'm not very good with acronyms.)

--Eben
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by:njacques
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I do not want to work with base href since i work on my pages offline...

what i wanted to say by "put the starting page in the meta" is that if someone saved my file somewhere, he can find the online version at this adress. right now im using a comment that looks like this...

<!-- website starts at http://www.website.com -->
meta
meta
meta
</head>   ect.....

is this ok....

I know that DTD is Document Type Definition, but i dont know why it is needed i never put it and all works well, should i add it... why and how...

thanks...
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you can use my comment above to do this. you can program the HTGML Script that way, so when the user loads your page, doesn't matter in what state (offline or online), it will load the page from the original site.
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