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

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

Example of using an HREF


<a href="">Computer Hope</a>


Computer Hope

How to pronounce HREF

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


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

<A>, Anchor, Computer abbreviations, Link, Web design terms