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hreflang attribute | hreflang property

Sets or retrieves the language code of the object.


HTML<element hreflang="p" ... >

p = object.hreflang


Property values

Type: String

the language code.

Standards information


You must set the value of this property before you can retrieve it.

Language codes identify natural languages that are spoken, written, or otherwise used for the communication of information among people, and are defined and explained in Tags for the Identification of Languages (RFC1766). Computer languages are explicitly excluded from language codes.

hreflang was introduced in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6


In the a element in the following example, the hreflang attribute specifies the language code of the U.S. version of English.

<a href="" hreflang="en-US">anchor text</a>

See also