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HTML | <a> href Attribute
  • Last Updated : 25 Apr, 2019

The HTML <a> href Attribute is used to specify the URL of the page that the link goes to. When the href attribute is not present in the <a> an element that it will not be a hyperlink.
This attribute is used to specify a link to any address. This attribute is used along with <a> tag.

Syntax:

<a href="URL"> 

Attribute Values:

  • absolute URL: It points to another website.
  • relative URL: It points to a file within a website.
  • anchor URL: It points to an anchor within a page.

Example: This Example illustrates the use of href attribute in <a> element.




<html>
  
<head>
    <title>
      <a>href Attribute
  </title>
</head>
  
<body>
    <h1>GeeksForGeeks</h1>
    <h2>
      HTML | <a> href Attribute
  </h2>
    <a href="https://ide.geeksforgeeks.org/"
        Click to open in the same tab 
    </a>
    <br>
       target="_blank"
        Click to open in a different tab 
    </a>
</body>
  
</html>

Output:

Supported Browsers: The browser supported by HTML | <a>href Attribute are listed below:

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Opera
  • Safari

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