HTML rel="author"

A rel="author" attribute value specifies that the linked page contains information about the author of the current document or page. This can be a person or an organization.

Example

#

A rel="author" on an href element.
This link opens a page about the auther of the page.

Read more articles by
Read more articles by <a rel="author" href="https://www.hanselman.com/about" 
                         target="_blank">Scott Hanselman</a>

Using rel="author"

The rel attribute defines the relationship between the current page and the linked page.

The rel="author" value specifies that the linked page has information about the page or document author.

This setting is useful for articles or blogs which then contain a link about the author.


Syntax

<tagname rel="author" />

Elements that accept rel="author"

Elements that accept the author value on the rel attribute.

Elements Description
<a> Specifies an anchor link -- see example above
<area> Creates clickable areas inside an image map.
<link> Links a resource to the current page

Browser support

Here is when rel support started for each browser:

Chrome
6.0 Sep 2010
Firefox
4.0 Mar 2011
IE/Edge
12.0 Jul 2015
Opera
11.1 Mar 2011
Safari
5.0 Jun 2010

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