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Named Anchors - or how to jump within one
and the same page
The feature "Named Anchors" can be used
to jump around within one and the same page (file) just like you're
used to do with regular links.
Using the <A
HREF> one can jump to these
How to use Named Anchors
A life example can be found on several pages on WeetHet.
Maybe you can recall page overviews, where you can click an item and have
the browser move to a particular location on the page.
Although this is a very elementary feature of HTML,
most of use tend to forget how it is done...
First of all we must mark the "Named Anchor". At the target
location we enter:
In order to jump to this target location (te namend
anchor) we can use the <A
HREF> tag. For example:
is my target</a>
Note the "#"-symbol
in front of the name of the anchor. This is done to avoid confusion for
your websbrowser. Normally (without the "#"-symbol)
the browser would start looking for a file named "MyTarget".
Named anchors can be placed on one page as many as you
The <A HREF> tag does not need to be in a particular
position related to the Anchor, eithr above or below will work. Your browser
will simply start at the top of the HTML-file (page) looking for the first
occurance of the named anchor that matches the name it is looking for.
Note: A second named anchor with the same name is useless,
since your browser always starts at the top of a webpage. This way it
will never reach the second named anchor.