HTMLLinkElement.rel

The HTMLLinkElement.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 <link> element and the current document.

The most common use of this attribute is to specify a link to an external style sheet: the property is set to stylesheet, and the href attribute is set to the URL of an external style sheet to format the page.

Syntax

var relstr = linkElt.rel;
linkElt.rel = relstr;

Example

var links = document.getElementsByTagName('link');
var length = links.length;
for (var i = 0; i < length; i++) {
  alert(links[i]);
}

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'rel' in that specification.
Living Standard No change from Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 HTML Specification
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 HTML Specification
The definition of 'rel' in that specification.
Obsolete No change from Document Object Model (DOM) Level 1 Specification
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 1 Specification
The definition of 'rel' in that specification.
Obsolete Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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See also