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Anchor Tag

By Tia Dang | last updated 7th December 2020


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What is an Anchor Tag?

The <a> tag is an HTML attribute that specifies a hyperlink that is used to link from page to page. The most important attribute of the anchor tag is the attribute href, which indicates the destination of the link.

The Benefits

The main benefit of an anchor tag is its organisation advantages. It allows the user not to scroll through a lot of content, anchor tags also help with search engine queries, helping the user to a specific section of a webpage.

Key point: There are three anchor attributes needed to create functional hyperlinks. These attributes are href, target, and download.

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