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HTML | <a> rel Attribute

  • Last Updated : 27 May, 2019

The rel attribute is used to specify the relationship between the current and the linked document. It is used only when href attribute present.


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<a rel="value">

Attribute Values:

  • alternate: It defines an alternate version of the document i.e. print page, translated or mirror.
  • author: It defines the author of the document.
  • bookmark: It specifies a related document.
  • help: It specifies a help document.
  • license: It defines copyright information for the document.
  • next: It defines the next document in a selection.
  • nofollow: It is used by Google, to specify that the Google search spider should not follow that link and mostly used for paid links.
  • noreferrer: It is used to Specify that the browser should not send an HTTP referer header if the user follows the hyperlink.
  • prefetch: It specifies that the target document should be cached.
  • prev: It specifies the previous document in a selection.
  • search: It specifies the search tool for the document.
  • tag: It specifies a tag keyword for the current document.


<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>HTML a rel Attribute</title>
    <p>Welcome to
        <a rel="noopener" 


Supported Browsers: The browser supported by HTML <a> rel Attribute are listed below:

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • Opera
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