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HTML <link> tag

HTML <link> tag is used to specify the relationship between the current document and external source.

The <link> tag is commonly used to link the external Stylesheet for the current document, but it can also use with link site icons. It is placed on the head section of the document.


Following are some specifications about the HTML <link> tag

Display None
Start tag/End tag Both Start and End tag
Usage textual


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HTML link tag


Tag-specific attributes:

Attribute Value Description
charset char_encoding It defines the character encoding of linked source. (Not supported in HTML5)
href URL It specifies the location of the linked document.
hreflang language_code Specifies the text language of linked source.
media media_query It specifies the media, for which linked source is applied.
  • alternate
  • author
  • dns-prefetch
  • help
  • icon
  • license
  • next
  • pingback
  • preconnect
  • prefetch
  • preload
  • prerender
  • prev
  • search
  • stylesheet
It describes the relationship between the current document and linked document. (required)
rev reversed
It describes the relationship between the linked document and the current document. (Not supported in HTML5)
sizes Height* weight It specifies the size of the linked source. It should be only used with rel="icon."
target _blank
It determines where to load the linked document.
type media_type It specifies the media type of document.

Global attribute:

The <link> tag supports the global attributes in HTML

Event attribute:

The <link > tag supports the event attributes in HTML.

Supporting Browsers

Elementchrome browser Chromeie browser IEfirefox browser Firefoxopera browser Operasafari browser Safari
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