The HTMLAreaElement.rel property reflects the rel attribute. It is a DOMString containing a space-separated list of link types indicating the relationship between the resource represented by the <a> element and the current document.


var relstr = areaElt.rel;
areaElt.rel = relstr;


var areas = document.getElementsByTagName("area");
var length = areas.length;
for (var i = 0; i < length; i++) {


Specification Status Comment
WHATWG HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'rel' in that specification.
Living Standard Initial definition

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support ? 30 (30) ? ? ?
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? 30.0 (30) ? ? ?

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