Linking to an anchor in another web page using html

Posted on 2008-10-19
Last Modified: 2010-04-06
Is there a way to link from one page to another location (that is anchored) on a different page?
Question by:blerman456
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hfraser earned 250 total points
ID: 22754647
Sure. The format is:

<a href="http://target.html#anchor>Link to an anchor in another document</a>

Assisted Solution

fcardinaux earned 250 total points
ID: 22755121
On the first page, your link must look like this:

<a href="page2.html#abcd>Link to page 2, chapter "abcd"</a>

On the second page, you need to have an anchor like this where the chapter begins:

<a name="abcd"></a>

Author Comment

ID: 22756746
Here is what keeps showing up in my source when I type in what you stated:
<href="famous_mathematicians.html#Euclid_of_Alexandria" target="Euclid_of_Alexandria">

I keep typing "<a href"  but it doesn't stay.  Also, shoud I actually type in:

<a href ="famous_mathematicians.html#Euclid_of_Alexandria>Link to famous_mathematicians.html,"Euclid_of_Alexandria"</a>
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Expert Comment

ID: 22759172
Yes, you should. What kind of editor do you use? Are you writing HTML code? According to what you have written in your last comment, you may be writing some kind of XML template.

Author Comment

ID: 22759916
I am using Compozer to write the code.  Is it a template?  If so, how can youtell>
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Expert Comment

ID: 22762676
If you're using Kompozer, it's much easier. Go into "Normal" mode (the tab at the bootom). Type in the text

Link to famous_mathematicians.html,"Euclid_of_Alexandria"

Using the mouse, select the text. At the top of the click on the "Link" button (it looks like a link in a chain).
Enter the URL you want to link to:


and hit OK. If you'd like to see the HTML it created, click on the "Source" button on the bottom.

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