HTML <link> hreflang Attribute

HTML link Tag Reference HTML <link> tag

Example

Here, the hreflang attribute indicates that the linked document is in English:

<link href="tag_link.asp" rel="parent" rev="subsection" hreflang="en">

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Definition and Usage

The hreflang attribute specifies the language of the text in the linked document.

This attribute is only used if the href attribute is set.

Note: This attribute is purely advisory.


Browser Support

Attribute
hreflang Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Note: 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.


Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

NONE.


Syntax

<link hreflang="langauge_code">

Attribute Values

Value Description
language_code A two-letter language code that specifies the language of the linked document.

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


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