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HTML | rel attribute

  • Last Updated : 08 Jun, 2021

The rel attribute is used to specify the relationship between the current and the linked document. It is used only when href attribute present.
Supported tags: 
The rel attribute is applied to the following elements: 

Example of HTML a rel Attribute 


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


Example of HTML area rel Attribute 


<!DOCTYPE html>
        HTML area rel Attribute
<body style="text-align:center;">
    <img src=
        alt="" width="300" height="119" class="aligncenter"
        usemap="#shapemap" />
    <map name="shapemap">
        <!-- area tag contained image. -->
        <area shape="poly" coords="59, 31, 28, 83, 91, 83"
            alt="Triangle" rel="alternate">
        <area shape="circle" coords="155, 56, 26"
            alt="Circle" rel="alternate">
        <area shape="rect" coords="224, 30, 276, 82"
            alt="Square" rel="alternate">


Before click on specific clickable area:


After click on specific clickable area:

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

  • Google Chrome 4.0
  • Firefox 4.0
  • Apple Safari 4.0
  • Opera 10.5
  • Internet Explorer/Edge


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