Thanks for your reply. Looks like I have quite some work to do correcting this. Do you also use proper punctuation in the meta tage, like a period at the end of the sentence? It would look like this then: "at the cow." />
If you are using HTML, then do not use the trailing slash. If you are using XHTML, then you need the trailing slash. However, even if you get it wrong, it makes no difference whatsoever to search engines, which recognize both.