HTML 5 <title> Tag

The HTML <title> tag is used for declaring the title, or name, of the HTML document.

The title is usually displayed in the browser's title bar (at the top). It is also displayed in browser bookmarks and search results.

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

  • Only one <title> tag per document is permitted.
  • The <title> element is a required element in most situations, but it can be omitted in cases where a higher-level protocol provides title information, such in the case of an HTML email, where the title is provided in the subject line.



HTML tags can contain one or more attributes. Attributes are added to a tag to provide the browser with more information about how the tag should appear or behave. Attributes consist of a name and a value separated by an equals (=) sign, with the value surrounded by double quotes. Here's an example, style="color:black;".

There are 3 kinds of attributes that you can add to your HTML tags: Element-specific, global, and event handler content attributes.

The attributes that you can add to this tag are listed below.

Element-Specific Attributes

The following table shows the attributes that are specific to this tag/element.


Global Attributes

The following attributes are standard across all HTML 5 tags.

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

Event Handler Content Attributes

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.

Here are the standard HTML 5 event handler content attributes.

For a full explanation of these attributes, see HTML 5 event handler content attributes.