# How do we include an anchor in HTML?

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Use the <a> tag to create an anchor in HTML. The <a> tag is used for creating a hyperlink to either another document or somewhere within the current document.

The following are the attributes −

Attribute
Value
Description
Charset
character_encoding
Defines the character encoding of the linked document
Cords
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.
Filename
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
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
start
next
prev
contents
index
glossary
chapter
section
subsection
appendix
help
bookmark
Describes the relationship between the current document and the destination URI.
rev
alternate
designates
stylesheet
start
next
prev
contents
index
glossary
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
mime_type
Specifies the MIME (Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) type of the target URL

## Example

You can try to run the following code to learn how to include an anchor in HTML −

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
</html>