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Rel Examples

This page is for documenting real world example uses of rel attributes, including established HTML4 and microformats values, drafts, exploratory discussions, and external examples which could potentially be used in microformats.

Purpose and Scope

The following are lists by specification / origin.

For a flat alphabetical list of rel formats, brainstorms, POSH uses, see: existing-rel-values.


The HTML4.01 spec defines several link types which are values that can be used in rel (and sometimes rev) attributes. See existing-rel-values for an annotated list.


Several microformats use rel values. These are a useful place to start to understand good uses of rel values.

In addition, though it uses rev instead of rel, vote-links is listed here for completeness.


exploratory discussions

See rel-value-brainstorming

external examples


Links to documentation or specifications for these examples found in the wild would be appreciated!

rejected examples

See rejected-formats for examples that have been rejected.

Related Pages

rel-examples was last modified: Wednesday, May 25th, 2011