HTML <title> Tag


Define a title for your HTML document:


<title>HTML Reference</title>

The content of the document......


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Definition and Usage

The <title> tag is required in all HTML documents and it defines the title of the document.

The <title> element:

  • defines a title in the browser toolbar
  • provides a title for the page when it is added to favorites
  • displays a title for the page in search-engine results

Browser Support

<title> Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Tips and Notes

Note: You can NOT have more than one <title> element in an HTML document.

Tip: If you omit the <title> tag, the document will not validate as HTML.

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5


Global Attributes

The <title> tag also supports the Global Attributes in HTML.

Related Pages

HTML tutorial: HTML Head

HTML DOM reference: Title Object

Default CSS Settings

Most browsers will display the <title> element with the following default values:

title {
    display: none;

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