Adding Hypertext...

HTML Anchor Tag

Anchors are what make HTML a hypertext language. The anchor tag consists of a start tag <A plus one or more attributes naming or describing the anchor plus > then content which becomes the link, followed by an end tag </A> :

<A HREF="slide17.html">HTML Anchor Tag</A>
HTML Anchor Tag

There are basically two types of anchors: start and destination. Start anchors are selectable segments of text such as HTML Anchor Tag above, while destination anchors are portions of text that mark an available destination. Here is an example of a start and a destination in which the start example is pointed to by the destination example:

Start:          <A NAME="SGML">Standard Generalized Markup Language</A>
Destination:    <A HREF="#SGML">SGML</A>

Next Slide