The HTMLLinkElement interface represents reference information for external resources and the relationship of those resources to a document and vice versa (corresponds to <link> element; not to be confused with <a>, which is represented by HTMLAnchorElement). This object inherits all of the properties and methods of the HTMLElement interface.

EventTarget Node Element HTMLElement HTMLLinkElement

Instance properties

Inherits properties from its parent, HTMLElement.

A string representing the type of content being loaded by the HTML link when rel="preload" or rel="modulepreload".

HTMLLinkElement.blocking Experimental

A string indicating that certain operations should be blocked on the fetching of an external resource. It reflects the blocking attribute of the <link> element.


A string that corresponds to the CORS setting for this link element. See CORS settings attributes for details.


A boolean value which represents whether the link is disabled; currently only used with style sheet links.


An optional string representing a hint given to the browser on how it should prioritize fetching of a preload relative to other resources of the same type. If this value is provided, it must be one of the possible permitted values: high to fetch at a higher priority, low to fetch at a lower priority, or auto to indicate no preference (which is the default).


A string representing the URI for the target resource.


A string representing the language code for the linked resource.


A string that contains inline metadata that a browser can use to verify that a fetched resource has been delivered without unexpected manipulation. It reflects the integrity attribute of the <link> element.

A string representing a list of one or more media formats to which the resource applies.


A string that reflects the referrerpolicy HTML attribute indicating which referrer to use.


A string representing the forward relationship of the linked resource from the document to the resource.

HTMLLinkElement.relList Read only

A DOMTokenList that reflects the rel HTML attribute, as a list of tokens.

HTMLLinkElement.sizes Read only

A DOMTokenList that reflects the sizes HTML attribute, as a list of tokens.

HTMLLinkElement.sheet Read only

Returns the StyleSheet object associated with the given element, or null if there is none.


A string representing the MIME type of the linked resource.

Obsolete properties

HTMLLinkElement.charset Deprecated

A string representing the character encoding for the target resource.

HTMLLinkElement.rev Deprecated

A string representing the reverse relationship of the linked resource from the resource to the document.

Note: Currently the W3C HTML 5.2 spec states that rev is no longer obsolete, whereas the WHATWG living standard still has it labeled obsolete. Until this discrepancy is resolved, you should still assume it is obsolete. Deprecated

A string representing the name of the target frame to which the resource applies.

Instance methods

No specific method; inherits methods from its parent, HTMLElement.


HTML Standard
# htmllinkelement

Browser compatibility

BCD tables only load in the browser

See also

  • The HTML element implementing this interface: <link>.