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# a

Creates a link to a URL: a web page, a section within a page, an email address... Also called the anchor element, where the a comes from.

Example: Copy

<a href="">HTML Reference</a>


Defines the target of the link.



You can pass an absolute URL.


You can pass a URL relative to the root domain.


Defines in which tab or window the clicked link will show up.


Opens in a new browsing context, which is usually a new tab.


Opens in the parent browsing context, or _self is there is none.


Opens in the top browsing context, or _self is there is none.


Defines how the link target relates to the current web page.


The target is not related. Used for external websites usually.