rel attribute | rel property
Sets or retrieves the relationship between the object and the destination of the link.
Type: Stringone or more of the following space delimited values in any order:
Substitute version of the file that contains the link.
Page that is an appendix for the set of pages.
Bookmark. Internet Explorer 8. The anchor is an alternate navigation source for a Web Slice.
Page that is a chapter for a set of pages.
Table of contents document.
Copyright notice for the current page.
Internet Explorer 8. The anchor is an alternate display source for a Web Slice.
Internet Explorer 8. The anchor is an alternate update source for a Web Slice.
Glossary for the current page.
Index document for the current page.
Next document in a sequence.
Path to the CDF file to be used for an offline favorite.
Previous document in a sequence.
Internet Explorer 7 and later. The link refers to an OpenSearch Description file. (See Search Provider Extensibility in Internet Explorer for more information.) The
Searchtype is not defined by the HTML 4.01 specification. For strict validation, include
http://a9.com/-/spec/opensearch/1.1/in the profile attribute of the head element.
Page that is a section for a set of pages.
Path to an icon file to be used for the favorite or link. See How to Add a Shortcut Icon to a Web Page.
First document of a set.
Page that is a subsection for a set of pages.
- Document Object Model (DOM) Level 1 Specification, Section 2.5.5
- HTML 4.01 Specification, Section 12.2
If no values are indicated, the rel property's default relationship is an empty string. This property is used only when the href property is applied.
The Offline, Search, Shortcut Icon, and Stylesheet values apply only to the link object.
The rel property is similar to the rev property, but the semantics of these two properties' link types are in the reverse direction. For example, a link from A to B with REL="X" expresses the same relationship as a link from B to A with REV="X". An anchor can have both rel and rev properties.
Internet Explorer 8 and later. In IE8 Standards mode, the rel content attribute locates the Alternate token regardless of its position in a space-delimited list of tokens. For example, rel will locate Alternate whether it is parsed as rel="alternate stylesheet" or rel="stylesheet alternate". For more information on IE8 mode, see Defining Document Compatibility.
The Offline value is available in Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 and later. For more information about CDF files and offline favorites, see Enhancing Offline Favorites. CDF is obsolete as of Internet Explorer 7.
Build date: 11/28/2012