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HTML Anchor Tag

 
 
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The example of anchor tag in Web page

<a href="http://www.easywayserver.com/">http://www.easywayserver.com/</a>

The Example of anchor tag in HTML

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Anchor tag is used to transfer control from current page to another page. Anchor tag opens another webpage or another file PDF, Doc, Excel or any HTML page in same window or new window.

Anchor tag use href attribute to find URL of another page where it has to visit. It is also called hyperlink Href attribute help to create a hyperlink with another page.

Anchor tag is used for creating bookmarking with name attribute which is followed by #. This bookmarking works within the same page and no extra webpage is called in bookmark. If we want to give path of another page we need to use href attribute. This href solve all problems to send us to one page to another destination page.

Anchor tag is supported by all web browsers. This browser can be firefox, Internet explorer, mozilla, netscape, opera, and google chrome.

By default, color of hyperlink is dark blue and is shown with underline. If link is visited by someone, color of link will be changed to purple. If link is active, color of link will be changed o red or orange.

These color is slightly change by browser to browser.

Anchor tag of html is defined by all standard HTML DTD versions. But some attribute is not available in DTD version. It is explained in below section.

Attribute of Anchor Tag

Attribute Value Explaination
charset char_encoding (iso-8859-1,utf-8) character encoding of linked
type content types MIME Content Type
name Property_name Name of anchor tag link
href URL URL path for linked web page
hreflang language_code Language Code of the linked page
target _blank
_parent
_self
_top
Linked page open in window
rel LinkTypes relationship between the current document and the linked document
rev LinkTypes relationship between the linked document and the current document
accesskey Character accessibility key character (Shortcut key character)
shape Shape for use with client-side image maps
coords coordinates Define coordinates of the link
tabindex NUMBER position in tabbing order

Common Attribute of Anchor Tag

Attribute Value Explaination
id ID unique id document for link element
class classname list of CSS classes
style StyleSheet associated style information of style tags
title Text information about an element shown on mouse over cursor
lang LanguageCode Language Code of the element
dir (ltr|rtl) direction for weak/neutral text

Events Attribute of Anchor Tag

Attribute Value Explaination
onfocus event Event Fire on element got the focus
onblur event Event Fire on element lost the focus
onclick event Event Fire on mouse button was clicked
ondblclick event Event Fire on a mouse button was double clicked
onmousedown event Event Fire on a mouse button was pressed down
onmouseup event Event Fire on a mouse button was released
onmouseover event Event Fire on a mouse was moved onto
onmousemove event Event Fire on a mouse was moved within
onmouseout event Event Fire on a mouse was moved away
onkeypress event Event Fire on a key was pressed and released
onkeydown event Event Fire on a key was pressed down
onkeyup event Event Fire on a key was released
 
     
 
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