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why doesn meta tags don't have a closing tag ?

meta tags don't have a closing tag ? have no idea why ?

2 Answers

Kevin Korte
Kevin Korte
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It's just the way the html specifications are written by the w3c. My guess is because meta tags only use attributes, there is no need to have required a closing tag.

Actually, here it is from the w3c. A void element is an element whose content model never allows it to have contents under any circumstances. Void elements can have attributes.


And the specifications for one of the more common meta tags, you can see in the tag omission part where it explains it. https://www.w3.org/TR/html-markup/meta.charset.html

Thank you Kevin Korte