The HTMLLinkElement.relList read-only property reflects the rel attribute. It is a live DOMTokenList containing the set of link types indicating the relationship between the resource represented by the <link> element and the current document.

The property itself is read-only, meaning you can substitute the DOMTokenList by another one, but the content of the returned list can be changed.


var relstr = linkElt.relList;


var links = document.getElementsByTagName("link");
var length = links.length;
for (var i = 0; i < length; i++) {
  var list = links[i].relList;
  var listLength = list.length;
  console.log("New link found.");
  for (var j = 0; j < listLength; j++) {


Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'relList' in that specification.
Living Standard Initial definition.

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See also