HTML - <a> Tag


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Description

The HTML <a> tag is used for creating a hyperlink to either another document, or somewhere within the current document.

Example

Live Demo
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>

   <head>
      <title>HTML a Tag</title>
   </head>

   <body>
      <p>This is a link to <a href = "http://www.amrood.com">AMROOD.com</a></p>
   </body>
	
</html>

This will produce the following result −

Global Attributes

This tag supports all the global attributes described in HTML Attribute Reference

Specific Attributes

The HTML <a> tag also supports the following additional attributes −

Attribute Value Description
charset character_encoding Defines the character encoding of the linked document.
coords

if shape = "rect" then coords = "left, top, right, bottom"

if shape = "circ" then coords = "centerx,centery,radius"

if shape = "poly" then coords = "x1, y1, x2, y2,..,xn,yn"

Specifies the coordinates appropriate to the shape attribute to define a region of an image for image maps.
download html-5 filename This downloads the target when user clicks on the hyperlink.
href URL Specifies the URL of a page or the name of the anchor that the link goes to.
hreflang language_code Language code of the destination URL.
media html-5 media_query It specifies what media the linked document is optimized for
name section name Marks an area of the page that a link jumps to.
rel alternate
designates
stylesheet
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Describes the relationship between the current document and the destination URI.
rev alternate
designates
stylesheet
start
next
prev
contents
index
glossary
copyright
chapter
section
subsection
appendix
help
bookmark
Specifies the relationship between the target URL and the current document.
shape rect
rectangle
circ
circle
poly
polygon
Specifies the shape of the image map
target _blank
_parent
_self
_top

Where to open the target URL.

_blank - the target URL will open in a new window.

_self - the target URL will open in the same frame as it was clicked.

_parent - the target URL will open in the parent frameset.

_top - the target URL will open in the full body of the window.

type html-5 mime_type Specifies the MIME (Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) type of the target URL

Event Attributes

This tag supports all the event attributes described in HTML Events Reference

Browser Support

Chrome Firefox IE Opera Safari Android
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

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