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HTML <link> hreflang Attribute

❮ 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.


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.


❮ HTML <link> tag