HTML <link> href Attribute

HTML link Tag Reference HTML <link> tag

Example

Link to an external stylesheet:

<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="theme.css">

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Definition and Usage

The href attribute specifies the location (URL) of the external resource (most often a style sheet file).


Browser Support

Attribute
href Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

NONE.


Syntax

<link href="URL">

Attribute Values

Value Description
URL The URL of the linked resource/document.

Possible values:

  • An absolute URL - points to another web site (like href="http://www.example.com/theme.css")
  • A relative URL - points to a file within a web site (like href="/themes/theme.css")

HTML link Tag Reference HTML <link> tag

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