The HTMLLinkElement.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 <link> 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 = linkElt.relList;


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


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

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
relListChrome Full support 54Edge Full support 17Firefox Full support 30IE No support NoOpera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support 54Chrome Android Full support 54Firefox Android Full support 30Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support 6.0


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See also