HREF

Updated: 11/13/2018 by Computer Hope
hypertext reference

Short for hypertext reference, HREF is an HTML attribute that is used either to link to another web page, or a different portion of the same page. Following example shows the use of the <a> tag (anchor) and the href attribute to create a link to ComputerHope.com. Try clicking on the result to see what it does.

Example of using an HREF

Example

<a href="https://www.computerhope.com/">Computer Hope</a>

Result

Computer Hope

How to pronounce HREF

HREF is pronounced as h-ref (aitch-ref).

Tip

Because of the vowel sound when pronouncing HREF, you would use "an" instead of "a" in front of the abbreviation in your writing.

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