Hypertext was the basic concept that propelled the idea of the Web forward, allowing information and ideas to be linked together in a way that hadn’t happened before on the Internet. Combined with most Web browsers’ graphical and multimedia capabilities, hypertext links (hyperlinks) make the Web an entirely new medium for communication and publishing.
This chapter discusses the following:
How hyperlinks work, including relative links versus absolute links and the various HTML elements used for links
Creating the links and putting them on your Web page
Linking to parts of the same page and building graphical links
Creating special links, including links to other Internet services
Automatic link stuff: changing pages ...