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Every HTML document must contain a title element. The title should identify the contents of the document in a global context, and may be used in a history lists and as a label for the window displaying the document. In contrast with headings, titles are not normally displayed in the text of a document itself.

The title element must occur within the head of the document, and may not contain anchors, paragraph tags, or highlighting. There may only be one title in any document.

While there is no specific limit to the length of titles, long titles may be truncated in some applications. To minimize this possibility, keep titles to fewer than 64 characters. At the same time be aware that a very short title, such as Introduction, may be meaningless out of context.

An meaningful title might be

<title>A Recipe for Maple Syrup Flap-Jacks</title>

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