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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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support YesEdge Full support YesFirefox Full support YesIE Full support YesOpera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support YesOpera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android ?

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