Hyperlink

Category:HTML Tags

Hyperlink

This tag is used to add hyperlinks to your web page.The link tag <a> is used both for linking to external web pages and for linking to individual HTML documents on the same website. This link requires one attribute: * href - Tells where the browser should navigate to.

Examples

External Website

Using <a> for linking to an external web page.

<a href="https://code.org/">Visit Code.org!</a>

Page on the Same Website

Using <a> for linking individual HTML documents on the same website

<a href="books.html">Books</a>

Links as References

Using a link to refer to an outside source for more information

<html>
	<body>
    	<h2>Katherine Johnson</h2>
        <p>
          Katherine Johnson was an American mathematician whose calculations as a NASA employee were critical to the success of the first U.S. missions to space.
        </p>
        <a href="https://www.nasa.gov/content/katherine-johnson-biography">Click Here to learn more about Katherine Johnson</a>
    </body>
</html>

Syntax

<a></a>

Tips

  • The link text is the part that will be visible to the reader.
  • A link does not have to be text. A link can be an image or any other HTML element.

Additional Information

For more information, see http://www.w3schools.com/tags/tag_a.asp

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