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  • Last Updated : 28 Jul, 2022

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.createElement("LINK"); 

Property Values:  

ValueDescription
charsetIt assigns the character encoding of the linked document
crossOriginIt assigns the the CORS settings of the linked document
disabledIt assigns whether the linked document is disabled, or not
hrefIt is used to set/return the URL of the linked document
hreflangIt assigns the language code of the linked document
mediaIt assigns the media type for the link element
relIt assigns the relationship between the current document and the linked document
revIt assigns the reverse relationship from the linked document to the current document
sizesReturns the sizes attribute’s value of the linked resource
typeIt is used to set/return the content type of the linked document

Example-1: Accessing link element.  

html




<!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. 

html




<!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
  • Internet Explorer
  • Safari
  • Opera

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