HTML Link rel attribute


In the following example, the rel attribute indicates that the linked document is a style sheet:
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="theme.css" />

Definition and Usage

The rel attribute specifies the relationship between the current document and the linked document.

Browser Support

Note: Only the "stylesheet" value of the rel attribute is fully supported in all major browsers. The other values are only partially supported.


<link rel="value" />

Attribute Values

Value Description
alternate An alternate version of the document (i.e. print page, translated or mirror)
stylesheet An external style sheet for the document
start The first document in a selection
next The next document in a selection
prev The previous document in a selection
contents A table of contents for the document
index An index for the document
glossary A glossary (explanation) of words used in the document
copyright A document containing copyright information
chapter A chapter of the document
section A section of the document
subsection A subsection of the document
appendix An appendix for the document
help A help document
bookmark A related document
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