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Summary

This hour showed you how to make a page remember its own address and how to make a page load another page automatically. It also taught you how to provide hints to search engines (such as HotBot, Alta Vista, Lycos, and Infoseek) so that people can find your pages more easily on the Internet. Table 23.2 lists the tags and attributes covered in this hour.

Table 23.2. HTML Tags and Attributes Covered in Hour 23
TagAttributeFunction
<meta /> Indicates meta-information about this document (information about the document itself). Most commonly used to make a page automatically load another page or reload itself. Used in the document <head>.
 http-equiv="…"Gives a command to the Web browser or server. For example, http-equiv="refresh" will cause a new page to load automatically.
 name="…"Can be used to specify which type of information about the document is in the content attribute. For example, name="author" means the author's name or ID is in content.
 content="…"The actual message or value for the information specified in http-equiv or name. For example, if http-equiv="refresh", then content should be the number of seconds to wait, followed by a semicolon and the address of the page to load.
<base /> Indicates the full URL of the current document. This optional tag is used within <head>.
 href="…"The full URL of this document.
<isindex /> Indicates that this document is a gateway script that allows searches (very seldom used).
<nextid /> Indicates the "next" document to this one (as might be defined by a tool to manage HTML documents in series). <nextid /> is considered obsolete.
<link /> Indicates a link from this entire document to another (as opposed to <a>, which can create multiple links in the document); see Hour 16.



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