The <a> element defines a hyperlink to a location on the same page or any other page on the Web. It can also be used (in an obsolete way) to create an anchor point—a destination for hyperlinks within the content of a page, so that links aren't limited to connecting simply to the top of a page.

Example:

A { href="http://ceylon-lang.org"; "Ceylon" }
<a href="http://ceylon-lang.org">Ceylon</a>

Technical details about this element can be found on the Official W3C reference.

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Initializer
A(Attribute<String> id = null, Attribute<String> clazz = null, Attribute<String> accessKey = null, Attribute<Boolean> contentEditable = null, Attribute<String> contextMenu = null, Attribute<Direction> dir = null, Attribute<Boolean> draggable = null, Attribute<DropZone> dropZone = null, Attribute<Boolean> hidden = null, Attribute<String> lang = null, Attribute<Boolean> spellcheck = null, Attribute<String> style = null, Attribute<Integer> tabIndex = null, Attribute<String> title = null, Attribute<Boolean> translate = null, Attribute<String> download = null, Attribute<String> href = null, Attribute<String> hreflang = null, Attribute<String> rel = null, Attribute<String> target = null, Attribute<String>|Attribute<MimeType> type = null, Attributes attributes = [], {Content<FlowCategory>*} children = [])
Parameters:
  • id = null

    Attribute defines a unique identifier (ID) which must be unique in the whole document. Its purpose is to identify the element when linking (using a fragment identifier), scripting, or styling (with CSS).

  • clazz = null

    Attribute defines a space-separated list of the classes of the element. Classes allows CSS and JavaScript to select and access specific elements via the class selectors.

  • accessKey = null

    Attribute provides a hint for generating a keyboard shortcut for the current element. This attribute consists of a space-separated list of characters. The browser should use the first one that exists on the computer keyboard layout.

  • contentEditable = null

    Attribute indicates if the element should be editable by the user. If so, the browser modifies its widget to allow editing.

  • contextMenu = null

    Attribute defines id of an menu element to use as the contextual menu for this element

  • dir = null

    Attribute indicates the directionality of the element's text.

  • draggable = null

    Attribute indicates whether the element can be dragged.

  • dropZone = null

    Attribute indicates what types of content can be dropped on an element.

  • hidden = null

    Attribute indicates that the element is not yet, or is no longer, relevant. For example, it can be used to hide elements of the page that can't be used until the login process has been completed. The browser won't render such elements. This attribute must not be used to hide content that could legitimately be shown.

  • lang = null

    Attribute specifies the primary language for the element's contents and for any of the element's attributes that contain text. Its value must be a valid BCP 47 language tag, or the empty string. Setting the attribute to the empty string indicates that the primary language is unknown.

  • spellcheck = null

    Attribute defines whether the element may be checked for spelling errors.

  • style = null

    Attribute contains CSS styling declarations to be applied to the element. Note that it is recommended for styles to be defined in a separate file or files.

  • tabIndex = null

    Attribute indicates if the element can take input focus (is focusable), if it should participate to sequential keyboard navigation, and if so, at what position.

  • title = null

    Attribute contains a text representing advisory information related to the element it belongs to. Such information can typically, but not necessarily, be presented to the user as a tooltip.

  • translate = null

    Attribute that is used to specify whether an element's attribute values and the values of its text node children are to be translated when the page is localized, or whether to leave them unchanged.

  • download = null

    Attribute, if present, indicates that the author intends the hyperlink to be used for downloading a resource so that when the user clicks on the link they will be prompted to save it as a local file. If the attribute has a value, the value will be used as the pre-filled file name in the Save prompt that opens when the user clicks on the link.

  • href = null

    Attribute indicates the link target, either a URL or a URL fragment. A URL fragment is a name preceded by a hash mark (#), which specifies an internal target location (an ID) within the current document. URLs are not restricted to Web (HTTP)-based documents. URLs might use any protocol supported by the browser. For example, file, ftp, and mailto work in most user agents.

  • hreflang = null

    Attribute indicates the language of the linked resource. It is purely advisory. Allowed values are determined by BCP47. Use this attribute only if the href attribute is present.

  • rel = null

    Attribute specifies the relationship of the target object to the link object. The value is a space-separated list of link types values.

  • target = null

    Attribute specifies where to display the linked resource. In HTML4, this is the name of, or a keyword for, a frame. In HTML5, it is a name of, or keyword for, a browsing context (for example, tab, window, or inline frame).

  • type = null

    Attribute specifies the media type in the form of a MIME type for the link target. Generally, this is provided strictly as advisory information; however, in the future a browser might add a small icon for multimedia types.

  • attributes = []

    The attributes associated with this element.

  • children = []

    The children of this element.

Attributes
childrenSource Codeshared actual {Content<FlowCategory>*} children

The children of this element.

Inherited Attributes
Attributes inherited from: Element
Attributes inherited from: Node
Attributes inherited from: Object
Inherited Methods
Methods inherited from: Object