HTML <title> Tag

The HTML <title> tag represents the title or name of the HTML document.

The title is usually displayed at the top of the browser's title bar. It can also be displayed out of context (for example, in search results, or the browser's bookmarks) so this should be taken into account when providing the title.

There must be no more than one <title> tag per document.

Most HTML documents must have a <title> element. However, the <title> element can be omitted in cases where a higher-level protocol provides title information (for example, in an HTML email, where the title is provided in the subject line).


The <title> tag is written as <title></title> with the page title inserted between the start and end tags.

Like this:


The <title> tag is placed between the <head> tags.


Attributes can be added to an HTML element to provide more information about how the element should appear or behave.

The <title> element accepts the following attributes.


Global Attributes

The following attributes are standard across all HTML elements. Therefore, you can use these attributes with the <title> tag , as well as with all other HTML tags.

For a full explanation of these attributes, see HTML 5 global attributes.

Event Handlers

Event handler content attributes enable you to invoke a script from within your HTML. The script is invoked when a certain "event" occurs. Each event handler content attribute deals with a different event.

Most event handler content attributes can be used on all HTML elements, but some event handlers have specific rules around when they can be used and which elements they are applicable to.

For more detail, see HTML event handler content attributes.