What is a Header?
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There are 3 different meanings of the word
Header. Select one for more information.
Headers in emails.
Headers in web pages.
Headers in HTML.
More generally the term Header is used to describe the first
part of a file or web page. So the header of this page is the
top section that includes the words "internet marketing
dictionary". On many sites you'll find a header graphic too
which is typically an image that stretches across the top of
In an email message the header is all the information that
gets sent before the actual message itself. This will include
information about where it has come from and where replied
should go to. It will also include information about the
character set used in the message itself. For example it may
tell the receiving computer that the message is in Japanese and
that Japanese characters shoulder used to display it.
In a web page there is similarly some information that gets
sent before the content itself. This may include cookie