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HTML <link> type Attribute

❮ HTML <link> tag

Example

In the following example, the type attribute indicates that the linked document is an external style sheet:

<head>
  <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="styles.css">
</head>
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Definition and Usage

The type attribute specifies the media type of the linked document/resource.

The most common value of type is "text/css". If you omit the type attribute, the browser will look at the rel attribute to guess the correct type. So, if rel="stylesheet", the browser will assume the type is "text/css".


Browser Support

Attribute
type Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Syntax

<link type="media_type">

Attribute Values

Value Description
media_type The media type of the linked document.
Look at IANA Media Types for a complete list of standard media types

❮ HTML <link> tag