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Meta Tags - best practice
Digmen1




msg:4524458
 8:06 am on Dec 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

Are there any accepted best practice rules for the order in which meta tags are shown in the header?

Eg Title
Meta Tag keywords
Meta Tag description
etc

 

swa66




msg:4524462
 9:13 am on Dec 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

The encoding one (if you have one) should be the first

g1smd




msg:4524467
 9:47 am on Dec 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

I add the elements within head in this order:

-encoding
-language
-title
-meta description
-rel links, canonical etc.
-robots
-css links
-js links
-inline css (rare)
inline js (rare)


wot? no meta keywords?

No!

topr8




msg:4524477
 10:48 am on Dec 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

>> -inline css (rare)

what inline css would be in the header?

g1smd




msg:4524485
 11:11 am on Dec 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

Errr, "inline" was the wrong word. What I meant was "lines of code rather than a link to a separate file".

I usually put all CSS and JS in external files. Occasionally, very occasionally, there will be a couple of lines of css or js in the head section for something specific to that one page.

Even rarer still will be to add css or js directly to elements in the body.

topr8




msg:4524530
 3:03 pm on Dec 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

ok, sorry, i suspected that's what you meant! - thought i might have been missing something though!

me too though, css is in extrenal sheets unless there is something that is so specifically for one page only and then i might code it into the header.

coopster




msg:4524953
 1:52 pm on Dec 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

HTML5 specs can be a helpful resource too.
[whatwg.org...]

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