HTML <a> tag represents internal or external hyperlinks.
Anchor tag is used to link from one web page to another web page internally or externally via “href” attribute – the most popular and important attribute of anchor tag. Hyperlinks will appears with underlined text in blue(for not visited or not clicked links) OR maroon(for visited or clicked links) color.
Tag Specific Attributes Support
Following are few anchor tag attributes that are supported by <a> tag.
|href||url||Represents link of the target web page or document|
|name||name||Represents the name of an anchor within web page|
|Represents the relationship between current web page or linked web page|
|Represents where to open the linked web page or target URL
> the target URL will open in a new window
> the target URL will open in the parent frameset
> the target URL will open in the same frame or window
> the target URL will open in the top on same window
Standard Attributes Support
HTML <a> tag supports mostly all HTML Attributes. Following are some most common attributes that are used by <a> tag. You can get more details about available HTML Attributes here.
|class||user_defined||Represents a style for an element which is used in CSS style sheet|
|id||user_defined||Represents unique id for an element|
|lang||lang_code||Represents the language of the element for it’s content|
|style||css_properties||Represents an inline style for an element for e.g style=”color:red;text-decoration:underline;”|
|title||user_defined||Represents a tooltip information for an elements like img, a, abbr etc|
Event Attributes Support
The “script” is invoked when a certain “event” occurs. Each event handler content attribute deals with a different event. HTML <a> tag supports mostly all HTML Event Attributes. Following are some most common event attributes that are used by <a> tag. You can get more details about available HTML Event Attributes here.
|onclick||script||Event fires immediately when mouse clicked on the specified element|
|ondblclick||script||Event fires immediately when mouse double-click on the specified element|
|onkeydown||script||Event fires immediately when user is pressing a down key from keyboard|
|onkeypress||script||Event fires immediately when user presses a key from keyboard|
|onkeyup||script||Event fires immediately when user releases a key from keyboard|
|onmousedown||script||Event fires immediately when mouse pointer gets down from an element|
|onmousemove||script||Event fires immediately when mouse pointer moves over an element|
|onmouseout||script||Event fires immediately when mouse pointer gets out from an element|
|onmouseover||script||Event fires immediately when mouse pointer moves over an element|
|onmouseup||script||Event fires immediately when a mouse pointer is released over an element|