Defining a HTML Bookmark


How To Define a Bookmark?



A bookmark is a named reference point in an HTML document. If a bookmark can be included in the URL that represents this document, the browser will automatically move the display window to the reference point as soon as the document is open.

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

  • An "a" element with the "name" attribute defines a bookmark.
  • The "name" attribute is used to specify a name for this reference point.
  • The content of the "a" element could be empty.
  • The content of the "a" element will be display normally by most browsers. This makes a bookmark invisible.

Here is a good tutorial example of bookmark elements:

<?xml version="1.0" ?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
  <title>Bookmark Elements</title>
  <h3>XHTML FAQ by</h3>

  <h4><a name="101">Question 101</a> 
   - What is XHTML?</h4>
  <p>XML + HTML.</p>

  <h4><a name="201">Question 201</a>
   - Where can I download XHTML 1.0?</h4>

  <h4><a name="301">Question 301</a>
   - How to install XHTML 1.0?</h4>
  <p>Nobody knows.</p>

If you save the above document as bookmark.html, and view it with Internet Explorer, you can not see any signs of bookmarks. But they embedded in all section titles:

HTML a name Element - Bookmarks in Document
HTML a name Element - Bookmarks in Document


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