The anchor <a> by itself does nothing, but by adding a few web addresses, you have a document full of wonderful links to exotic places everywhere on the Web.

<a> tag (ANCHOR)

Anchor is the basic tag for creating links. You can link to another document or to a different area in the current document. Opening and closing tags are required.

<a> – opening tag
</a> – closing tag

You use the <a> tag with other options to complete the code for a link. Either the HREF or NAME option is needed.

<a href>...</a> specifies hypertext or hyperlink reference. The text or graphic between the opening and closing tags is what the visitor will click to jump to the linked area or site.

CODE EXAMPLE:

Visit <a href="http://www.bu.edu/tech/services/comm/websites/www/"> WebCentral</a> to find answers to your web publishing questions.

RESULT:

Visit TechWeb to find answers to your web publishing questions.