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Hello,

As you know, there are all sorts of meta tags you can add to the <head> of your XHTML page. But what I don't understand is the purpose of the "url" tag. For example, what would be the point of adding the following code to an XHTML page:

<meta name="url" content="http://www.csscreator.com" />

If you're on the site already, then the URL displays in the browsers address bar. So what's the point in defining it in a meta tag?

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Meta name=&quot;url&quot; Whats the point?

Hi Alan,
Phpbb generates the headers for this site.
I don't know how it uses the meta url and don't see it in the source. Which page did you get it from or is it an example you made up.

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Meta name=&quot;url&quot; Whats the point?

Sorry, I think you misunderstood my question.

My question has nothing to do with Phpbb or this website. It's just a general question about meta tags. So my reference to this website was just an example I made up.

My question is, what does the meta name "url" actually do? What's the purpose of it?

<meta name="url" content="http://www.thiswebsite.com" />

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Meta name=&quot;url&quot; Whats the point?

That's good, I couldn't see it in the source.
Is it possible you are getting mixed up with <META http-equiv="refresh" content="5; URL=http://www.csscreator.com/">
which refreshes the page.

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Meta name=&quot;url&quot; Whats the point?

Alan wrote:
My question is, what does the meta name "url" actually do? What's the purpose of it?
<meta name="url" content="http://www.thiswebsite.com" />

I remember seeing this meta tag used a lot in the early days of the web but I'm sure it is now long since obsolete. It certainly does not appear in any official documentation that I've seen recently.

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