(article by: Charles John)
Link refers to data that the reader can directly follow, or that is followed automatically. A hyperlink or link points to a whole document or to a specific element within a document.
Many types of link these are below:
Inline links: An inline link does display a modified version of the content; for instance, instead of an image, a thumbnail, low resolution preview, cropped section, or magnified section.
Anchor: An anchor hyperlink is a link bound to a portion of a document—generally text, though not necessarily. For instance, it may also be a hot area in an image (image map in HTML), a designated, often irregular part of an image. One way to define it is by a list of coordinates that indicate its boundaries.
Hyperlinks in HTML: The hyperlink tag starts with , marking the start of the link. The text between the hyperlink tag and its corresponding "closing" tag (“") is called the anchor text.
XLink hyperlinks in XML: XLinkdescribes hyperlinks that offer a far greater degree of functionality than those offered in HTML. These extended links can be multidirectional, linking from, within, and between XML documents. It also describes simple links, which are unidirectional and therefore offer no more functionality than hyperlinks in HTML.
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