description

MetaExtension description

Is used to to summarize the content of a webpage. This summarization is usually shown below the pages <title>-tag in search engines.

Usage

<meta name="description" content="JokeNetworks Docs for WHATWG MetaExtensions">

content should be <165 characters, since search engines (e.g. Google) are typically showing only this amount of characters.

Result

DuckDuckGo search result

W3

In the WHATWG Wiki

Up to date: v2.3.3