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Is it advisable to use Language Meta Tag? Mr Bo Jangles msg:498228 3:32 pm on Jun 24, 2004 (gmt 0) Hi all, I saw the use of this Meta Tag on a German site:
<meta http-equiv="Content-Language" content="DE">
Is the use of this language Meta Tag recommended?
Rumbas msg:498229 12:12 pm on Jun 25, 2004 (gmt 0)
Yes. I use them just to be on the safe side.
Espcially when dealing with Danish and Norwegian, which are very similar languages. In fact so similar that fx. Google brings up a bunch of Norwegian sites on searchers set to Danish only.
Use them :)
encyclo msg:498230 12:39 pm on Jun 25, 2004 (gmt 0)
You can also add the
attribute to the
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
<html lang="de"> <head>
It's a few bytes less - every little helps! You must define the language as it not only helps search engines correctly identify the language, but it also helps, for example, users with screenreaders.
jo1ene msg:498231 1:33 pm on Jun 25, 2004 (gmt 0)
It's requird to validate as accessible, also. pageoneresults msg:498232 1:37 pm on Jun 25, 2004 (gmt 0)
I might also suggest putting that and your charset tag above your
<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1"> <meta http-equiv="content-language" content="da"> <title>Language Specific Page Title</title> </head> Mr Bo Jangles msg:498233 4:20 pm on Jun 25, 2004 (gmt 0)
Thank you all - I'll implement!