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HTML Link Tag Syntax Reference for External CSS Files

Published on February 2, 2016 · Updated on October 12, 2020
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    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.


    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' 

    The 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.


    The <link> tag is an important feature of HTML.

    For a more comprehensive review of the HTML5 markup language, explore our series, How To Build a Website in HTML.

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