What is the difference between <Meta NAME> and <Meta HTTP-EQUIV> tags?

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What is the difference between <Meta NAME> and <Meta HTTP-EQUIV> tags?
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The http-equiv attribute provides an HTTP header for the information in the content attribute.

The http-equiv attribute can be used to simulate an HTTP response header.

The value of the http-equiv attribute depends on the value of the content attribute.

If the name attribute is set, the http-equiv attribute should not be set.

<meta name>

The <meta> tag provides metadata about the HTML document. Metadata will not be displayed on the page, but will be machine parsable.
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1>The keywords META tag is a META NAME tag because it has the word "name" in the code.

2>EQUIV tags are rarer. The most common one is probably the Content-Type EQUIV tag.

The difference between the two is that HTTP-EQUIV META tags define the header of an HTML document. This is a section of code that is sent to your browser before the rest of the page. It communicates to your browser certain introductory information about the page.

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hello guys, i am recently observed these meta tags in websites and their position in top rank <Meta NAME> and <Meta HTTP-EQUIV> .
what are the difference between <META HTTP-EQUIV="keywords" and <meta name="keywords"