Why are <Meta> tags nestled under <head>?

I’m sought of confused… does anyone know why the ‘Meta’ tags are nestled under the ‘head’ tab instead of the whole ‘html’ page? … they way I “read” it, it seems like the ‘meta’ is specific to the ‘head’ not the whole ‘html’/page/code .

Any help understanding this would be great.

Happy Coding everyone.

The <head> is used to give the browser extra information about the web page that isn’t actually displayed on the page. Since metadata isn’t displayed on the page then it makes sense to put it in the <head>

What’s in the head? Metadata in HTML


meta gives crucial data to your html document. (metadata)

Hi bbsmooth,

Thank you for your prompt reply, and for clarifying this for me.