The HTMLAreaElement.relList read-only property reflects the rel attribute. It is a live DOMTokenList containing the set of link types indicating the relationship between the resource represented by the <area> element and the current document.

The property itself is read-only, meaning you can substitute the DOMTokenList by another one, but the content of the returned list can be changed.


var relstr = areaElt.relList;


var areas = document.getElementsByTagName("area");
var length = areas.length;
for (var i = 0; i < length; i++) {
  var list = areas[i].relList;
  var listLength = list.length;
  console.log("New area found.");
  for (var j = 0; j < listLength; j++) {


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

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support ? 30 (30) ? ? Not supported
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? 30.0 (30) ? ? ?

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