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tiple browser windows, the value of this attribute is the name of the
frame or window in which the referenced document should be loaded.
If the named frame or window exists, the document is loaded in that
frame or window. If not, a new window is created and given the spe-
cified name, and the document is loaded in that new window. For more
information, including a list of special target names, see section 11.7 . The title attribute
The title attribute lets you specify a title for the document to which you
are linking. The value of the attribute is any string, enclosed in quotation
marks. The browser might use it when displaying the link, perhaps flash-
ing the title when the mouse passes over the link. The browser might
also use the title attribute when adding this link to a user's bookmarks
or favorites.
The title attribute is especially useful for referencing an otherwise un-
labeled resource, such as an image or a non-HTML document. For ex-
ample, the browser might include the following title on this otherwise
wordless image display page:
<a href="pics/kumquat.gif"
title="A photograph of the Noble Fruit">
Ideally, the value specified should match the title of the referenced doc-
ument, but it's not required. The charset, hreflang, and type attributes
According to the HTML 4 and XHTML standards, the charset attribute
specifies the character encoding used in the document that is the des-
tination of the link. The value of this attribute must be the name of
a standard character set: "euc-jp," for example. The default value is
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