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HTML Introduction to HTML and CSS Adding a New Web Page Write the CSS

Kaycee Harris
Kaycee Harris
935 Points

What does the "rel" attribute stand for when using it to link a page?

I noticed the rel attribute when we linked the html document to the css document. What does the "rel" attribute mean?

2 Answers

You can read all about it here. I never thought much about it because I've only used it with stylesheets. But there are over a dozen values for the attribute.

Caleb Brewton
Caleb Brewton
7,218 Points

I always thought it stood for "relationship", but it's "relation." Here's a more in depth answer from a similarly asked question on Code Academy.

https://www.codecademy.com/en/forum_questions/502b9b6a90a71a000203c3da

Hope that helps!