What does this 'meta' do?

<meta charset="utf-8"/>


It specifies the character encoding for the document.
You're telling the browser what character set you're using, so it can better render the text on screen.


meta elements actually represents metadata.
what is meta data?
Metadata are data that gives information about other data.

Suppose there is a site and it has lots of content on it.
What meta elements do is to give details about this content..

Like what language it is written in,who wrote it,what's it all about etc..

Its an encoding.

what does it mean?
these links sums up a total answer

what-is-meta-charset-utf-8 - STackOverFlow
Meta-Elements - MDN
UTF -8 - MDN
Best-Practices -Meta Tags - SitePoint

I hope it helps!


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