Making a link in a document means that you anchor a certain bit of text, or a picture, to call a URL, much like the one that got you here.
You can link to web pages, newsgroups, gopher sites, FTP sites, text files, e-mail addresses.
- The basic link structure is like so:
This <a href="http://www.links.net/vita/">bit of text</a> will link
This bit of text will link
The <a href="..."> opens the anchor and tells it where to go, and the </a> closes down the anchor, surrounding the linking material.
- The important stuff lies between the quotes - and all that is is a URL!
So you could create a link to my home page simply by <a href="http://www.sccs.swarthmore.edu/jahall/">creating a link to my home page</a>
- Similar structure applies to links to all other sorts of information resources.
- Web pages: <a href="http://www.links.net/vita/sf/annette.html">link</a> use the "http:" prefix and the files have a ".html" suffix
- Newsgroups: <a href="news:alt.astrology">link</a> use the "news:" prefix
- E-mail addresses: <a href="mailto:email@example.com">link</a> use the "mailto:" prefix
- Note: in links, the <a href> stuff can be either lower case or caps. The links must be capitalized appropriately - as you found them, or as they work, which, in this UNIX net.world, is usually lower-case.
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