Defining an HTML Hyper Link


How To Define a Hyper Link?



If you want to define a hyper link in your HTML document, you need to use an "a" element with the "href" attribute. Here are basic rules about defining a hyper link with "a" element:

  • An "a" element with the "href" attribute defines a hyper link.
  • The "href" attribute is used to specify a URL representing the linked resource.
  • The content of the "a" element should not be empty.
  • The content of the "a" element will be highlighted by most browsers to allow viewers to click the hyper link to retrieve the linked resource.

Here is a good tutorial example of hyper link elements:

<?xml version="1.0" ?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
  <title>Hyper Link Elements</title>
  <p>"The weak can never forgive. 
  Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong." 
  <a href=""
   >Click here</a> to find out the author 
  of this quote.</p>

If you save the above document as hyper_link.html, and view it with Internet Explorer, you will see that a hyper link is showing up in the paragraph. The hyper link text is "Click here" displayed in different color with an underline as shown below:
HTML a href Element - Hyper Links


HTML Hyper Links and URLs

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