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
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'rel' in that specification.
Living Standard Initial definition

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support54 Yes1 Yes Yes Yes
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support5454 Yes Yes Yes Yes ?

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