<head> contains a <noscript> tag

This means that the URL in question contains a <noscript> tag in the <head>.

Why is this important?

The <noscript> tag defines an alternate content for users that have disabled scripts in their browser or have a browser that doesn't support script.

Whilst it can be used in both the <head> and the <body>, you need to be very careful using <noscript> tags in the head, as you can very easily break the head, which can cause problems for search engines as they may be unable to find important head-only tags, such as hreflang

What does the Hint check?

This Hint will trigger for any internal URL that contains <noscript> in the <head>, even if it contains valid elements (<link>, <style>, and <meta>).

Examples that trigger this Hint

This Hint will trigger for any URL that has <noscript> in the <head>.

<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
<noscript>Your browser does not support JavaScript!</noscript>

Why is this Hint marked 'Advisory'?

In Sitebulb, this Hint is Advisory, as it does not represent a clear issue. <noscript> is allowed in the <head>, however if you're not careful it can cause problems.

When used inside the <head> element: <noscript> must contain only <link>, <style>, and <meta> elements. Ensure that this is the case, and there should be no cause for further action.

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