Link and Anchor, what is the difference ???

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What is the difference between a link and an anchor in Javascript (DOM level
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Reply Ton 1/12/2004 2:47:35 PM

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Ton den Hartog said:
>What is the difference between a link and an anchor in Javascript (DOM level
>0) ?

A Link has an HREF attribute.  An Anchor does not.

Reply Lee 1/12/2004 3:02:58 PM

> >What is the difference between a link and an anchor in Javascript (DOM
> >0) ?

> A Link has an HREF attribute.  An Anchor does not.

<a href="">My Site</a>

No ? :-)

Maybe the question is, what IS a link and an anchor..... ?


Reply Ton 1/12/2004 9:00:57 PM

On Mon, 12 Jan 2004 22:00:57 +0100, Ton den Hartog 
<> wrote:

> Maybe the question is, what IS a link and an anchor..... ?


   A link is used to take the user to a new location, or to perform an 
action (if scripting is used).

   An anchor is a destination that can be targeted by a link.

The former is acheived with the A element. The latter can also be done 
with the A element and its name attribute, or by specifying a value for 
the id attribute in other elements. To target an anchor, use a fragment 
identifier (#frag-id) in the URI:

<A href="#Section-1">Section 1</A>
<A href="#Section-2">Section 2</A>
<H1><A name="Section-1">Section 1</A></H1>
<H1 id="Section-2">Section 2</H1>

For more information, see:

   Links -

   Fragment Identifiers -

Both are taken from the W3C's HTML 4.01 Specification. There are too many 
bits within the 'Links' section to reference individually, so just read it 
all. :)

Hope that helps somewhat,

Michael Winter (replace ".invalid" with ".uk" to reply)
Reply Michael 1/12/2004 10:10:23 PM
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