HTML Link Tag Syntax Reference for External CSS Files
The link tag (
<link>) describes the relation of a linked resource. It is often used to insert external CSS files. Let’s see how.
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To insert an external CSS file in your HTML, use the <link> tag like so. Remember to add this tag in the <head> section of the document:
<link rel='stylesheet' href='style.css' type='text/css' media='all'>
media attribute is optional and it narrows down the scope of the stylesheet to certain devices. Here are the possible values: all, aural, braille, handheld, projection, print, screen, tty, and tv.
<link> tag is an important feature of HTML.
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