FAQ: According to W3C, what is the most important element of a webpage?

It’s the <title> apparently.

RE: w3.org/QA/Tips/good-titles

Minimal requirements of a validly coded title

In theory, technically, HTML still works just by going straight into a <p> tag for example, without strictly needing a <html> tag, <head> tag or <body> tag.

However, in order for a <title> tag to be honoured reliably, it should be placed within a <head> tag which itself is placed within a <html> tag; meanwhile the page’s main content should be placed within a <body> tag that’s also placed inside the <html> tag, just after where we’ve already placed the <head> tag.

Thus, a minimal HTML document with valid <title> and main content would look like this:


<title> (title content) </title>

(main content)


See also

FAQ: Where are the most influential places to put keywords?
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