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rel attribute | rel property

Sets or retrieves the relationship between the object and the destination of the link.

HTML 4.01 Specification, Section 12.2

 

Syntax

HTML<element rel="p" ... >
JavaScript

p = object.rel

 

Property values

Type: String

one or more of the following space delimited values in any order:

Alternate

Substitute version of the file that contains the link.

Appendix

Page that is an appendix for the set of pages.

Bookmark

Bookmark. Internet Explorer 8. The anchor is an alternate navigation source for a Web Slice.

Chapter

Page that is a chapter for a set of pages.

Contents

Table of contents document.

Copyright

Copyright notice for the current page.

dns-prefetch

IE11. Identifies a DNS query to resolve the background, so that requests can occur more quickly.

Example:


<link rel="dns-prefetch" href="http://example.com/"/>

Entry-Content

Internet Explorer 8. The anchor is an alternate display source for a Web Slice.

FeedUrl

Internet Explorer 8. The anchor is an alternate update source for a Web Slice.

Glossary

Glossary for the current page.

Help

Help document.

Index

Index document for the current page.

Next

Next document in a sequence.

Offline

Path to the CDF file to be used for an offline favorite.

prefetch

IE11. Identifies a resource file, such as an image or a CSS stylesheet, to be loaded into the cache.

Example:


<link rel="prefetch" href="http://example.com/style.css" />

preload

IE11. Identifies a webpage to load in the background, in case the user wants to load it next.

Example:


<link rel="preload" href="http://example.com/nextpage.html" />

Prev

Previous document in a sequence.

Search

Internet Explorer 7 and later. The link refers to an OpenSearch Description file. (See Search Provider Extensibility in Internet Explorer for more information.) The Search type 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.

Section

Page that is a section for a set of pages.

Shortcut Icon

Path to an icon file to be used for the favorite or link. See How to Add a Shortcut Icon to a Web Page.

Start

First document of a set.

Stylesheet

Style sheet.

Subsection

Page that is a subsection for a set of pages.

Standards information

Remarks

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.

See also

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