HTMLLinkElement

The HTMLLinkElement interface represents reference information for external resources and the relationship of those resources to a document and vice-versa. This object inherits all of the properties and methods of the HTMLElement interface.

Properties

Inherits properties from its parent, HTMLElement, and LinkStyle.

HTMLLinkElement.charset
Gets or sets the character encoding for the target resource.
HTMLLinkElement.crossOrigin
A DOMString that corresponds to the CORS setting for this link element. See CORS settings attributes for details.
HTMLLinkElement.disabled
Gets or sets whether the link is disabled; currently only used with style sheet links.
HTMLLinkElement.href
Gets or sets the URI for the target resource.
HTMLLinkElement.hreflang
Gets or sets the language code for the linked resource.
HTMLLinkElement.media
Gets or sets a list of one or more media formats to which the resource applies.
HTMLLinkElement.rel
Gets or sets the forward relationship of the linked resource from the document to the resource.
HTMLLinkElement.relList Read only
Is a DOMTokenList that reflects the rel HTML attribute, as a list of tokens.
HTMLLinkElement.rev
Gets or sets the reverse relationship of the linked resource from the resource to the document.
HTMLLinkElement.sizes Read only
Is a DOMSettableTokenList that reflects the sizes HTML attribute, as a list of tokens.
LinkStyle.sheet Read only
Returns the StyleSheet object associated with the given element, or null if there is none.
HTMLLinkElement.target
Gets or sets the name of the target frame to which the resource applies.
HTMLLinkElement.type
Gets or sets the MIME type of the linked resource.

Methods

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

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
WHATWG HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'HTMLLinkElement' in that specification.
Living Standard The following property has been added: crossOrigin.
HTML5.1
The definition of 'HTMLLinkElement' in that specification.
Working Draft  
HTML5
The definition of 'HTMLLinkElement' in that specification.
Recommendation The following properties are now obsolete: charset, rev, and shape.
The following properties have been added: relList, and sizes.
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 HTML Specification
The definition of 'HTMLLinkElement' in that specification.
Recommendation Added a second inheritence, the LinkStyle interface.
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 1 Specification
The definition of 'HTMLLinkElement' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support (Yes) 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
sizes ? Not supported ? ? ?
crossOrigin ? 18 (18) ? ? ?
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) 1.0 (1.0) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
sizes ? Not supported ? ? ?
crossOrigin ? 18.0 (18) ? ? ?

See also

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

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