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Good Morning members of the house. I have issues posting some code to the html. whenever i want to post, i got this message,
Error parsing XML, line 1013, column 5: The element type "meta" must be terminated by the matching end-tag "</meta>".
and i find it difficult to understand it please i need help. thanks


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Re: Problem (Meta Tag)
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Hello Habibatu, Which HTML are you trying to post a code to and what exactly are you trying to do? Please provide more details for better understanding of the issue.
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Please Habibatu, like Tony said, you need to make your challenge or problem clear so that the house can help you. As it is now, am not sure if there is anyone here who understands what you are trying to do.
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good evening et al! I use free online meta tag code generator from this web sit You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to generate some keyword which i wanted to paste at the head section of edit html under theme. but i got this message when trying to save the theme and was unable to understand it.
this is the message Error parsing XML, line 1013, column 5: The element type "meta" must be terminated by the matching end-tag "</meta>". thanks.
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good evening et al! I use free online meta tag code generator from this web sit You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to generate some keyword which i wanted to paste at the head section of edit html under theme. but i got this message when trying to save the theme and was unable to understand it.
this is the message Error parsing XML, line 1013, column 5: The element type "meta" must be terminated by the matching end-tag "</meta>". thanks.

1. What are you building your site with, is it Wordpress or Blogspot?

2. Please paste the code you are trying to use here
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Re: Problem (Meta Tag)
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Am using blogger and this the code
<!-- made by You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login -->
<meta name="description" content="A blog Introducing computer mystery, introduction to computer, computer appreciations, how the internet work, classifying computer based on speed and complexity,  general computing, advantages, windows, and windows programs e.g. Microsoft Word etc" />
<meta name="keywords" content="definitions of computer, input and output device computer networking, internet, world wide web, classification of computer, personal computer, advantages and disadvantages, software, word processor, window explorer, syntax on how you can manipulate your keyboard, general keyboard shortcut, windows operating system, how to insert a table using Microsoft word, how to create a chart, how to insert bullet or numbering, how to format documents, computer appreciation, history of computer development, 1st - 5fth generations of computer,  abacus, part of a computer etc." />
<meta name="author" content="metatags generator">
<meta name="robots" content="index, follow">
<meta name="revisit-after" content="3 month">
<title>Understanding Computer Secrecy</title>
<!-- Microsoft word, windows and general keyboard shortcut, parts of computer -->
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Re: Problem (Meta Tag)
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The problem is with the script. Blogspot templates are XML files and the rules for XML are different from those for HTML. In XML, every opening tag is expected to have a closing tag while this is not always required in every HTML tag. So according to HTML, the script is okay but for XML it is missing a few parts.

That's why the error says: The element type "meta" must be terminated by the matching end-tag "</meta>".

What is happening here is that the XML is expecting to see a closing tag for the meta tag. That is, for every <meta> tag there must be an accompanying </meta> tag at the end. I hope you have gone through the lesson on HTML code, if not then you may not really understand what I am trying to explain so for better understanding you can go through that lesson again.

Now to correct the issue, use the modified script given below, it should work without errors. The main difference between this one and the one you posted is that I have added the closing meta tags the way the XML wants it (see the bolded text)


<meta name="description" content="A blog Introducing computer mystery, introduction to computer, computer appreciations, how the internet work, classifying computer based on speed and complexity,  general computing, advantages, windows, and windows programs e.g. Microsoft Word etc" /></meta>
<meta name="keywords" content="definitions of computer, input and output device computer networking, internet, world wide web, classification of computer, personal computer, advantages and disadvantages, software, word processor, window explorer, syntax on how you can manipulate your keyboard, general keyboard shortcut, windows operating system, how to insert a table using Microsoft word, how to create a chart, how to insert bullet or numbering, how to format documents, computer appreciation, history of computer development, 1st - 5fth generations of computer,  abacus, part of a computer etc." /></meta>
<meta name="author" content="metatags generator"></meta>
<meta name="robots" content="index, follow"></meta>
<meta name="revisit-after" content="3 month"></meta>
<title>Understanding Computer Secrecy</title>
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