Creating Web Page Links

Updated February 9, 1996

Links to Elsewhere

The best part of Web pages is being able to run links to other places, either within the same file or to other files that may be in different directories or even in different machines on the Internet. You can also set up an Automatic Mail Link to allow users to send e-mail to a specific address.

Web or HTML editors call these Anchors which are represented as

The HREF is used to signify a place to go to. This can be elsewhere on the net, someplace else in the system (which I haven't really tried messing with yet), to a file in the same directory, or to somplace (a label) in the same file. To use it, merely put in the filename or label in double quotes. If you want, you can put in "filename#label" to go to a specific place in another file. This is what I do at the end of support pages to force you back to the beginning of the Support Home Page:

For example:

is coded as: In the beginning of the WEBINTRO.HTML file is an Anchor label (which I put in the header) that looks like this:

Elsewhere on the Net

To link to someplace else on the net, just use the entire Universal Resource Locator (URL) address. Web sites begin with HTTP but you can also connect to FTP or GOPHER or USENET sites. For example, at the beginning of this file I have a line which says: The source code for that is:

Automatic E-Mail

Use the MAILTO service as an address within an anchor to set up an easy way for a user to automatically send e-mail across the Internet to the author.

For example, at the end of some of the main pages, I have a line which says:

It is coded like this:
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