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Dynamic HTML: The Definitive Reference by Danny Goodman

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Name

<LINK> — NN 4 IE 3 HTML all

Synopsis

<LINK>...</LINK>

End Tag: Forbidden

Unlike the A element (informally called a link when it contains an HREF attribute), the LINK element belongs inside the HEAD element and is a place for the document to establish links with external documents, such as style sheet definition files or font definition files. By and large, browsers have yet to exploit the intended powers of this element. A variety of attributes let the author establish relationships between the current document and potentially related documents. In theory, some of these relationships could be rendered as part of the document or browser controls. Implementations of this element in both Navigator 4 and Internet Explorer 4 are rather weak compared to the HTML 4.0 specification. At the same time, several attributes (and all event handlers) defined in the HTML 4.0 specification aren’t very helpful because they more typically apply to elements that actually display content on the page. No explicit document content is rendered as a result of the LINK element. Some of those attributes may be listed by mistake or merely for consistency. They are listed here, but because they are not implemented in browsers, they are supplied for informational purposes only.

Example

<HEAD>
<TITLE>Section 3</TITLE>
<LINK REV="Prev" HREF="sect2.html">
<LINK REL="Next" HREF="sect4.html">
<LINK REL="stylesheet" TYPE="text/css" HREF="myStyles.css">
</HEAD>

Object Model Reference

IE

[window.]document.all.elementID ...

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