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HTML | DOM Link Object
  • Last Updated : 14 Feb, 2019

HTML DOM Link Object is used to access HTML <link> element.

Syntax:

  • To Access a HTML element:
    document.getElementById("myLink"); 
  • To Create a New HTML element:
    document.getElementById("myLink"); 
  • Propertie Values:

    Value Description
    charset It assigns the character encoding of the linked document
    crossOrigin It assigns the the CORS settings of the linked document
    disabled It assigns whether the linked document is disabled, or not
    href It is used to set/return the URL of the linked document
    hreflang It assigns the language code of the linked document
    media It assigns the media type for the link element
    rel It assigns the relationship between the current document and the linked document
    rev It assigns the reverse relationship from the linked document to the current document
    sizes Returns the sizes attribute’s value of the linked resource
    type It is used to set/return the content type of the linked document

    Example-1: Accessing link element.




    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <html>
      
    <head>
        <link id="linkid" 
              rel="stylesheet" 
              type="text/css"
              href="styles.css">
    </head>
      
    <body>
        <h1>TO ACCESS LINK ELEMENT:</h1>
      
        <p>PRESS THE BUTTON TO GET THE URL 
          OF THE LINKED DOCUMENT.</p>
      
        <button onclick="gfg()">Get URL
      </button>
      
        <p id="pid"></p>
      
        <script>
            function gfg() {
                
                // Access link element.
                var NEW = document.getElementById(
                  "linkid").href;
                document.getElementById(
                  "pid").innerHTML = NEW;
            }
        </script>
      
    </body>
      
    </html>

    
    

    Output:



    Before clicking:

    After clicking:

    Example-2: Create link element.




    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <html>
      
    <head>
    </head>
      
    <body>
        <h1>TO CREATE A LINK ELEMENT.</h1>
      
        <button onclick="myFunction()">Create</button>
        <p id="pid"></p>
        <script>
            function myFunction() {
                
                // Create link element.
                var NEW = document.createElement(
                  "LINK");
                
                // set attributes.
                NEW.setAttribute("id", "linkid");
                NEW.setAttribute("rel", "stylesheet");
                NEW.setAttribute("type", "text/css");
                NEW.setAttribute("href", "styles.css");
                document.head.appendChild(NEW);
      
                var NEW1 = document.getElementById(
                  "linkid").href;
                document.getElementById("pid").innerHTML = 
                  NEW1;
      
            }
        </script>
      
    </body>
      
    </html>

    
    

    Output:

    Before clicking:

    After clicking:

    Supported Browsers:

    • Chrome
    • Firefox
    • Interent Explorer
    • Safari
    • Opera

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