What are Open Graph meta tags?
vidr.io doesn’t have any Open Graph tags.
I didn’t know what Open Graph was until yesterday.
It’s a standard which defines some
<meta> tags describing a webpage.
Those tags are intended to be used when embedding the page elsewhere,
such as when the URL is shared in social media.
Open Graph meta tags all take the form:
<meta property="og:KEY" content="VALUE"/>.
Open Graph has four “required” keys:
type is one of a set of strings like
and depending on the
type, there are more properties you can define.
The other required properties seem to have equivalents in pre-existing tags:
<meta property="og:title" content="FOO"/>is roughly the same as
<meta property="og:image" content="FOO"/>is roughly the same as
<link rel="icon" href="FOO"/>
<meta property="og:url" content="FOO"/>is roughly the same as
<link rel="canonical" href="FOO"/>
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