Re: Title tag placement in <head> tag

by "Martin McCarthy" <roland(at)>

 Date:  Wed, 25 Apr 2001 19:26:56 -0400
 To:  <hwg-basics(at)>
 References:  oemcomputer
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I'm pretty sure it doesn't matter, although I generally do put it right
after the <head> tag, although that's mostly from habit. It gets a bit more
complex once you start doing things like adding scripts, styles, and
generating source using server-side scripting languages such as PHP.
But I digress. To sum up, I don't think it matters, but it's good form, and
it's always best to be consistent.

Martin McCarthy
----- Original Message -----
From: "sfmalo" <sfmalo(at)>
To: <hwg-basics(at)>
Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2001 6:27 PM
Subject: Title tag placement in <head> tag

> On another discussion list, someone made the following comment:
> >BTW, I've never found
> >it to make any difference where the <title> >attribute is in my meta tags
> as
> >long as it is in the head section.
> I was taught <html><head><title></title></head> etc. and have always
> other tags such as <meta><style> etc. **after** the title tag. The title
> has always immediately followed the head tag.
> Does it really matter where the <title> tag is located in the head? And
> Sharon
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Sharon F. Malone
> "web design and Internet writing services"

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