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

<link rel="value">

Attribute Values 

  • alternate: It specifies the alternative link of the document(i.e. print page, translated or mirror).
  • author: It define author of the link
  • dns-prefetch: It Specifies that the browser should preemptively perform DNS resolution for the target resource’s origin
  • help: It specifies a link to a help document. Example: <link rel=”help” href=”/help/”>
  • icon: It specifies import icon in a given document
  • license: It specifies a link to copyright information for the document
  • next: It provide the link of next document in series
  • pingback: It specifies the address of the pingback serve
  • preconnect: It specifies the target should be preemptively to the origin resource
  • prefetch: It specifies that the target document should be cached.
  • preload: It specifies that the browser must preemptively fetch and cache
  • prerender: It specifies that the browser should load
  • prev: It specifies the previous document in a selection
  • search: It specifies the search tool for the document.
  • stylesheet: It Imports a style sheet

Example of HTML link rel Attribute 


<!DOCTYPE html>
    <link rel="stylesheet"
    <link rel="stylesheet"
    Click here


Supported Browsers: The browsers supported by HTML rel Attribute are listed below 

  • Google Chrome 1
  • Edge 12
  • Firefox 1.0
  • Apple Safari 
  • Opera 
  • Internet Explorer


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Last Updated : 06 Jun, 2022
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