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HTML How to Make a Website HTML First Use HTML Elements

Antonio Passariello
Antonio Passariello
Courses Plus Student 1,874 Points

Set the Character Set

I'm trying to set the character set for challenge task 4 of HTML first. Below is my code:

html '''<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <meta charset = "utf-8" </head>

<body> </body> </html>'''

I thought this solution was correct but it keeps telling me to "add character set attribute for your meta tag."

2 Answers

Sam Nabhan
Sam Nabhan
2,157 Points

Hi Antonio,

<!DOCTYPE html> is a doctype declaration/instruction only and does not set the character set for your document.

To do this, you must place the code that Benjamin specified within the head section. Example below:

   <meta charset="utf-8">

Hope this helps.

Benjamin Lange
Benjamin Lange
16,178 Points

The meta tag is an additional tag in the head section. Within the head tag add this:

<meta charset="UTF-8">.