The <A HREF> & <A NAME> Tags
The <A HREF> is the tag that glues the Web together! This is how you provide links to
what are called URLs (Uniform Resource Locator). These typically are pages and
In the example above, the worst case scenario is given:
Normally, links to pages on another server are called in the form:
- http://bignosebird.com indicates the server name.
- :80 means TCP/IP port 80 (the default for HTTP)
- index.shtml is the page being requested.
- #SSEARCH means go to the <A NAME="SSEARCH"> anchor tag on index.shtml
When referencing a page on your server:
The leading slash (/) indicates the absolute path relative to your document root
directory. You can also use relative paths:
To allow people to link to arbitrary points of your pages, do the following.
Create the tags <A NAME="TAGNAME"></A> in the desired point of your page.
Note: ALL <A HREF> tags MUST be closed with a </A> tag.
Then create links to it such as:
<A HREF="/pagename.html#TAGNAME">click here</A>
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