Profile for rel and rev attribute

A proposal for values for the rel and rev attributes. Some few values are also applicable to the attributes class and id. All these values where collected from the internet, mainly from proposals from the w3c. Some of the original proposals where removed because they conflict with other proposals. These are mainly the attributre values parent, child and sibling, which conflict with the XFN microformat. The values presented here may be used for the global site structure and for navigating between the different parts of that site.

This document is a metadata profile in the sense of the HTML specification, in section Meta data profiles, as refined by XMDP.


Points to an alternate version of the document. Combined with the hreflang attribute it points to a translated version. Combined with the type attribute it points to a different format.


Points to an appendix of a document set.


Points to the author of the page. This is similar to "made", but the autohr is responsible for the content, where "made" is mainly reponsible for the technical aspect.


Points to the first of a sequence of documents.


Points to a local point (in the current page) or to an important entry point of a page.

A page can contain more than one bookmark. The first bookmark may be the target for the socalled skiplink.


Points to a chapter within a document set.


Points to the table of contents. This is a synonym for ToC.

Points to the copyright statement for this page.


Points to a definition of a term.


Points to a legal disclaimer.


Points to the editor of the page. The meaning is similar to that of author.


Points to the last document within a sequence of documents.


Points to the first in a sequence of documents. It is a synonym for begin and start.


Points to a footnote.


Points to a glossary.


Points to a help page which may contain additional information or links to further information.


Points to the index of the site or section.


Points to the last document in a sequence of documents.


Points to a license for the current document, as defined by Creative Commons.


Points to who made the page..

The maker and the author may be different persons. The author is mainly responsible for the content, while the maker is responsible for technically making the page.


Points to some meta data for the document. This is a general mechanism to point to any type of external meta data.

Format and type of the meta data are further specified by the type and title attribute.

Points to a navigation aid like navigation bars, navigation lists and the like..


Points to the next document in a sequence of documents.


Points to the entry point of the site. This is a synonym for top.

Sometimes "home" is used for this, but the w3c explicitely discourages that, since "home" should be reserved for the "home" button of the user agent (browser). This target so is not defined by the web author, but by the user.


Points to the previous document in a sequence of documents.

Some browsers also support the synonym "previous"


Points to the publisher of the document. May be different from author.

Points to the search feature for the site..


Points to a section within the site.


Points to the first document in a sequence of documents. This is a synonym for first.


Points to a subsection within a section.


Points to the table of contents. This is a synonym for contents.


Points to the entry point of the site. This is a synonym for origin.


For documents within a hierarchy of documents this points to a parent document (if used with the rel attribute) or to a child document(if used with the rev attribute).