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XHTML Tutorial - Defining a Hyper Link

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How To Define a Hyper Link?

If you want to define a hyper link in your XHTML 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="http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Mahatma_Gandhi"
   >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:
            Hyper Links

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  1. What Are Hyper Links?
  2. What Is an Anchor "a" Tag/Element?
  3. How To Define a Hyper Link?
  4. How To Define a Bookmark?
  5. What Is a URL?
  6. What Is the Structure of a URL?
  7. What Happens If Protocol or Port Number Is Missing in a URL?
  8. What Happens If a URL Starts with Path or File name?
  9. What Is a Relative Path Name?
  10. What Happens If File Name is Missing in a URL?
  11. How To Build Hyper Link Indexes within the Same Document?
  12. What Happens If a Hyper Link Points to an Image?
  13. What Happens If a Hyper Link Points to a Music File?
  14. What Happens If a Hyper Link Points to a PDF File?
  15. What Happens If a Hyper Link Points to a ZIP File?
  16. How To Create A Link to Open a Document in a New Window?

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