META Tag Generator

Introduction

This is a ColdFusion application for generating HTML Meta Tags based on user input.

The source code of web pages typically consists of something like the following:

<html>
   <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="default.css">
   <title>META Tag and HTML Generator</title>
   <meta name="keywords" content="HTML, WWW, META, tag, tags">
   <meta name="description" content="A JavaScript program for
generating Meta Tags and HTML.">
   <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="default.css">
</head>
<body>

<div align="center">
<h1>META Tag and HTML Generator</h1>
</div>

<p>This is a web page containing a JavaScript program
for generating Meta Tags and HTML.

</body>
</html>

For XHTML pages, the source code looks like this:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html>
   <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="default.css" />
   <title>META Tag and HTML Generator</title>
   <meta name="keywords" content="HTML, WWW, META, tag, tags" />
   <meta name="description" content="A JavaScript program for
generating Meta Tags and HTML." />
   <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="default.css" />
</head>
<body>

<div align="center">
<h1>META Tag and HTML Generator</h1>
</div>

<p>This is a web page containing a JavaScript program for
generating Meta Tags and HTML.</p>

</body>
</html>

 

The Form

This ColdFusion application is provided to simplify the process of generating the Meta tags.

Don't be overwhelmed with these choices for the Head portion of a web page. Most of these META tags are rather obscure and rarely used. The only tags you need concern yourself with are Title, Site Description, and Keywords. In most situations, it's safe to ignore the rest and leave the defaults selected. Most of the time, you can omit most of the resulting META tags from your final document. Othwerwise you can place the resulting tags in between your <head> and </head> tags.

Title

Site description
Input a description of your site for Search Engine indexing
(200 character limit including white space.)

Keywords
Select the keywords which you'd like search engines to use to index your site.
Place commas between your keywords and avoid repetition.

Author

Email
The contact person's e-mail address
WARNING: email addresses listed here can be harvested by spambots. This tag is only recommended on intranet sites or for businesses with robust spam filtering.

Content-type
The option selected is for Western Europe and the Americas (including the UK and the US.)

Content-Language

Pragma
Allow Netscape Navigator to cache the page locally?

Content Rating
"General" here means "suitable for most audiences -- but not young children."
There is some redundancy among some of the otions here. This tag is not well standardized.

Copyright

Distribution (global, local, iu)
global
local
iu

Stylesheet file name
It's assumed your style sheet is in the same directory as all of your HTML files. Otherwise please specify your relative path name.
Examples: "default.css" (same directory as HTML file) or "css/default.css" (in a subdirectory named "css")

Robots
Commands to the robots that index the WWW for search engines

Generator
NoteTab, MS Windows, Dreamweaver, etc.,

Image Toolbar
Allow Image Toolbar?

Allow MSSmartTags?
Allow MSSmartTags?

 

 

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