Link rel Property

❮ Link Object


Return the relationship between the current document and the linked document:

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

The result of x will be:

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Definition and Usage

The rel property sets or returns a space-separated list that defines the relationship between the current document and the linked document.

Browser Support

rel Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes


Return the rel property:


Set the rel property:

linkObject.rel = relationship

Property Values

Value Description
alternate Linked page is an alternative version of the current document
appendix Linked page is the appendix page for the current document
chapter Refers to a chapter
contents Linked page is the table of contents for the current document
copyright Linked page is the copyright/policy for the current document
glossary Linked page is the glossary page for the current document
help Linked page is the help page for the current document
icon Refers to an icon location
index Linked page is the index page for the current document
next Refers to the next page
offline Refers to a location that contains a path to the CDF file
prev Refers to the previous page
search Refers to an XML file in OpenSearch description format
section Link to a section in a list of documents
sidebar Refers to the bookmark panel
start Refers to the first page (used by search engines to show the first page)
stylesheet Linked page is the style sheet for the current document
subsection Linked page is a subsection for the current document

Technical Details

Return Value: A String, representing a space-separated list of relationship types

Related Pages

HTML reference: HTML <link> rel attribute

❮ Link Object