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Link hreflang Property

❮ Link Object

Example

Return the language code of the linked document:

var x = document.getElementById("myLink").hreflang;

The result of x will be:

ja
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Definition and Usage

The hreflang property sets or returns the language code of the linked document.

The hreflang attribute does not render as anything special in any of the major browsers. However, it can be used by search engines, or in scripts.

Tip: To view all available language codes, go to our Language code reference.


Browser Support

Property
hreflang Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Syntax

Return the hreflang property:

linkObject.hreflang

Set the hreflang property:

linkObject.hreflang=languagecode

Property Values

Value Description
languagecode Specifies the language code of the linked document

Technical Details

Return Value: A String, representing the language code of the linked document

More Examples

Example

Change the language code of the linked document:

document.getElementById("myLink").hreflang = "en-us";
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Related Pages

HTML reference: HTML <link> hreflang attribute


❮ Link Object