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Linking to Content
Try to imagine the World Wide Web without links. For every new page, you'd have to enter the
full web address and you couldn't quickly navigate content in a long page. Links are central to
the Web.
The traditional term for a link is hypertext . However, you can create a link from more than
just text, especially in HTML5. An image — or a portion of a graphic — can also be used to
link to other content. As you see in this lesson, you can create a link to other web pages (in or
out of your site), other sections of the same page, images, or documents. You can even open an
e-mail for sending with a link.
LinkinG To oTHer PaGes
To jump from one page to another, you use the <a> tag, also known as the anchor tag. The
text or image enclosed by the <a> tag anchors one side of the link to the current page, and the
href attribute (short for hypertext reference) specifies the other side, the destination. Here's a
simple example:
<a href=”home.html”>Home</a>
With this example, when a user clicks the word Home , the browser would jump to the
home.html page.
same site Links
The href value is always some form of URL. When linking to pages within your own site, you can
use a shortened format called a document relative URL. If the page you are linking to is within the
same folder as the current page, all you need is the name of the page itself, like these examples:
<a href=”home.html”>Home</a>
<a href=”services.html”>Services</a>
<a href=”products.html”>Products</a>
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