3.2 HTML Links - Hyperlinks
Links are found on nearly all web pages.
HTML links are hyperlinks. You can click on a link and jump to another document. When you move the mouse over a link, the mouse arrow will turn into a little hand.
Note: A link does not have to be text. It can be an image or any other HTML element.
HTML Links -Syntax
Hyperlinks are defined with the HTML tag <a> tag.
The href attribute specifies the destination address of the link.
The link text is the visible part. Clicking on the link text will send you to the specified address.
Note: Without a forward slash at the end of subfolder addresses, you might generate two requests to the server. Many servers will automatically add a forward slash to the end of the address and then create a new request.
A local link (link to the same website) is specified with a relative URL( without https://www...)
External pages can be referenced with a full URL or with a path relative to the current webpage.
<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Links</title> </head> <body> <h1>Paragraphs</h1> <p> This <a href ="http://www.wikepedia.org> link </a> will take you to the wikepedia home page.</p> <h1>Paragraph 2</h1> <p> This is <a href ="images.html"> link</a> will take you to the paragrapgh webpage of this course.</p> </body> </html>