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Link and Anchor

Gene Wirchenko
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On Wed, 15 Feb 2012 06:58:08 +1100, dorayme <(E-Mail Removed)>

>In article <jhdu5t$ukn$(E-Mail Removed)>,
> "Beauregard T. Shagnasty" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>> Beauregard T. Shagnasty replied to hisself:
>> > at the end.</aP

>> Typo: should have been </p>

>Damn, I went and changed all my books with permanent marker pen to end
>paras how you said soon as I saw it. I will never trust you again.

I have some bad news about your pseud.


Gene Wirchenko
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Michael Yardley
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On Feb 14, 2:00*pm, Tim W <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> What's the difference between a link and an anchor? Is there one?
> My 'build your own website' manual that I have been learning from
> doesn't make any distinction, the index says 'Anchor: see Link' but when
> I look at the tinyMCE html editor it has separate buttons for inserting
> a link and an anchor. The anchor button appears to put in a bit of html
> like:
> <a name="thenameyouchose"></a>
> without the href bit. what would be the point of that?
> Tim w



What Is an Anchor Link?
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Jonathan N. Little
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Alan_Smith wrote:
> The anchor is used to link different documents together. It contains at
> least one attribute and for the function of linking to a different
> document, the attribute HREF is used. The value of the attribute HREF is
> the URL of the target document. And the link is a connection from one
> Web resource to another. It has two ends anchors and a direction.

It is a little confusing what you are exactly saying here. It seems like
you are saying that a "link" is an A element with a closing tag and an
"anchor" is not. This is incorrect. An A element requires a closing tag


Also an A element does not require a HREF nor a NAME attribute.

I would say that an "anchor" and a "link" are roles that an A element
can provide using the HREF and NAME attributes. With an ID or NAME
attribute it can define an anchor point in a document, and with an HREF
is can define a link to another document or anchor point with the same

Take care,

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