HTML <link> rel Attribute

❮ HTML <link> tag

Example

<head>
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="demo.css">
</head>

Meaning

The rel attribute names a relationship between the linked document and the current document.

Multiple values can be specified and should be separated by spaces.


Standard Syntax

HTML: <link rel="value" >

XHTML: <link rel="value" />



Browser Support




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Attribute Values

Value Category Description
alternate Hyperlink Gives alternate representations of the current document.
archives Hyperlink Deprecated. Provides a link to a collection of records, documents, or other materials of historical interest.
author Hyperlink Gives a link to the current document’s author.
dns-prefetch Hyperlink Specifies that the browser should preemptively perform DNS resolution for the target resource's origin
first Hyperlink Deprecated. Indicates that the current document is a part of a series, and that the first document in the series is the referenced document.
help Hyperlink Provides a link to context-sensitive help.
icon External Resource Imports an icon to represent the current document.
index Hyperlink Deprecated. Gives a link to the document that provides a table of contents or index listing the current document.
last Hyperlink Deprecated. Indicates that the current document is a part of a series, and that the last document in the series is the referenced document.
license Hyperlink Indicates that the main content of the current document is covered by the copyright license described by the referenced document.
next Hyperlink Indicates that the current document is a part of a series, and that the next document in the series is the referenced document.
pingback External Resource Gives the address of the pingback server that handles pingbacks to the current document.
preconnect External Resource Specifies that the browser should preemptively connect to the target resource's origin.
prefetch External Resource Specifies that the target resource should be preemptively cached.
preload External Resource Specifies the browser to download a resource because this resource will be needed later during the current navigation.
prerender External Resource Suggests that the browser fetch the linked resource in advance, and that it also render the prefetched content offscreen so it can be quickly presented to the user once needed.
prev Hyperlink Indicates that the current document is a part of a series, and that the previous document in the series is the referenced document.
search Hyperlink Gives a link to a resource that can be used to search through the current document and its related pages.
stylesheet External Resource Imports a stylesheet.
sidebar Hyperlink Deprecated. Specifies that the referenced document, if retrieved, is intended to be shown in the browser’s sidebar (if it has one).
tag Hyperlink Gives a tag (identified by the given address) that applies to the current document.
up Hyperlink Deprecated. Provides a link to a document giving the context for the current document.
❮ HTML <link> tag