existing rel values
These rel values are defined formats from specifications (HTML4, microformats). Alphabetically ordered by value.
Note: this list is incomplete, please help complete it from the following sources:
|rel value||summary||defining specification|
|friend||the person represented by the current document considers the person represented by the refrenced document to be a friend||XFN - The XHTML Friends Network|
|me||the referenced document represents the same person as the current document||XFN - The XHTML Friends Network|
|home||the referenced document is the homepage of the site in which the current page appears.||rel="home"|
|license||the referenced document is license information for the current page.||rel="license"|
|next||the next document in a navigation order||HTML4 link type|
|prev||the previous document in a navigation order||HTML4 link type|
|stylesheet||a style sheet for the current document||HTML4 link type|
|tag||the referenced document represents a "tag", which is like a keyword or category label, for the current document||rel="tag"|
Several rel values are being brainstormed as potential microformats and are thus listed here.
Sources: Group Brainstorming, ...
|rel value||summary||proposed in|
|group||the referenced document represents a group that the person represented by the current document belongs to||Group Brainstorming|
|member||the referenced document represents a member of the group represented by the current document||Group Brainstorming|
There are numerous rel values used as posh in the wild, their origins are not necessarily known, nor are their meanings consistent, but it may still be useful to document their existence and summarize their implied meanings/usage intent.
|archive||an archive document for the current blog||unknown origin|