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HTML Anchor

The HTML anchor tag defines a hyperlink that links one page to another page. The “href” attribute is the most important attribute of the HTML a tag.

href attribute of HTML anchor tag

The href attribute is used to define the address of the file to be linked. In other words, it points out the destination page.

The syntax of HTML anchor tag is given below.

<a href = "..........."> Link Text </a>

Let’s see an example of HTML anchor tag.

  1. <a href=“second.html”>Click for Second Page</a>


Appearance of HTML anchor tag

An unvisited link is displayed underlined and blue.

A visited link displayed underlined and purple.

An active link is underlined and red.

Supporting Browsers

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