HTML <link> id Attribute

An id on a <link> tag assigns an identifier to the element.

The identifier must be unique across the page.



An id attribute on a <link> element.

  <link id="tutorial" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" 

Using id

The id attribute assigns an identifier to the <link> element.

The id allows JavaScript to easily access the <link> element.

It is also used to point to a specific id selector in a style sheet.

Tip:  id is a global attribute that can be applied to any HTML element.


<link id="identifier" />



Value Description
identifier A unique alphanumeric string. The id value must begin with a letter ([A-Za-z]) and may be followed by any number of letters, digits ([0-9]), hyphens (-), underscores (_), colons (:), and periods (.).

More Examples

A <link> tag with a unique id.
Clicking the button will display the href value of the link.

  <link id="mylink" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="/tutorial/style.css">

<button onclick="show();">Show link href</button>

  let show = () => {
    let element = document.getElementById("mylink");
    alert("Href = " + element.href);

Code explanation

The id attribute assigns a unique identifier for the <link> element.

Clicking the button calls JavaScript which locates the <link> using the id.

Finally, the href value of the <link> is displayed in an alert box.

Browser support

Here is when id support started for each browser:

1.0 Sep 2008
1.0 Sep 2002
1.0 Aug 1995
1.0 Jan 2006
1.0 Jan 2003

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Last updated on Sep 30, 2023