|A - anchor
A - anchor
The A tag is for defining anchors and links.
An anchor is a specific place in a document whereas a link is a hypertext link
which when selected takes you to an anchor or another document.
HREF="URL" TARGET="windowName"> .... </A>
To use the A tag (remember all HTML tags are enclosed in angled
brackets) as an anchor, you need to use the attribute NAME. It
is important that you do not nest this tag. Whatever is between the opening and
closing tags will be a selectable link or anchor.
HREF attribute is specifying the destination URL for the link,
if a new document is being linked to. If it is a link to an anchor in the same
document, then the value of the HREF attribute needs to be the name of the
anchor to which to scroll to, preceeded by a # symbol. You can scroll to an
anchor in a new document by specifying the URL followed by # followed by the
The TARGET attribute can be used to open
the link in a specific window, either in a frameset or a new window which you
want to asign a name to. There are some special values for the TARGET attribute:
_blank opens link in new unnamed window
_parent opens link in the parent window of the one
displaying the current document
_self opens the link in the
same window as the one in which the link was clicked
opens the link in the full body of the current window. This can be used to make
sure the new document takes over the full window, even if the original was
displayed in a frame.