Tag a in HTML

What does the a tag do in HTML?

A tag a or anchor tag is an element used to create a hyperlink to another web page or to a bookmarked location on the same web page.

Tag a as an anchor link

An anchor hyperlink created by an href anchor attribute can be applied to text, images or other HTML content embedded within the a tag, with the anchor location specified via the name attribute.

<html>
 <head>
 <title>Tag a in HTML</title>
 </head>
 <body>
<a href="#1">Tag a as an anchor link</a>
<a href="#2">Tag a as an ordinary link</a>
 <a name="1"></a>
<h2>Tag <a> as an anchor link</h2>
 paragraph text
 <a name="2"></a>
<h2>Tag <a> as an ordinary link</h2>
 paragraph text
</body>
</html>
how to use tag a as an anchor link

Tag a as ordinary link

A normal hyperlink, applied to the href attribute, uses a URL document address that points to a related document, resource, location to jump to.

<html>
<head>
<title>Tag a in HTML</title>
</head>
<body>
<a href="https://domhtml.ru/en/">Check out our site</a>
<h2>Tag <a> as an anchor link</h2>
 paragraph text
<h2>Tag <a> as an ordinary link</h2>
 paragraph text
</body>
</html>
how to use tag a as an ordinary link

Attributes applied to tag a

AttributesValuesNotes
hreflang defines the language of the text at the link
download tells the browser to download the given file and not to open it
targetblanc

 

parent

top

self

frame name

specifies the name of the context window in which the document will be loaded
titletextspecifies the title of the link, which is displayed to the user as a tooltip
hrefurlspecifies a related document, resource, or location to which you want to jump
name defines the name of the anchor on the page or site to which the jump occurs

As it appears from the above, hyperlink addresses can be relative and absolute. Relative (anchor) hyperlinks work within the current page or site. Absolute (normal) links allow you to jump to any address that is spelled out between the opening and closing a tags.

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