meta tags are not displayed on the page, but tell the browser, search engines, and various external services information about the document.
The placement in the head of the document is further explored when discussing the Advanced Page Setup.
metacharset should be considered mandatory (it isn't) as it specifies the character encoding for the HTML document. Similarly, the
metaname="viewport" should always be present as it tells the browser to display the page at the width of the device and to scale it to 100% on the initial view. So, not zoomed is what that means.
Other Meta Tags
In the above “description”, “keywords”, and “author” are self explanatory. But here are some examples of other
meta tags and what they do.
metatags that are commonly used. See a more complete Meta Tags list.
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