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Explaining Hyperlinks

By now, you've surely clicked on hundreds, if not thousands of hyperlinks in the course of your work (or leisure) on the Web. Usually, when you click a hyperlink, you "go" somewhere; that is, another Web page loads into your browser. Did you ever wonder what was actually happening when you clicked that link?

Behind the scenes, in its most basic form, a hyperlink is an HTML tag containing some display text and an address. The HTML code for a hyperlink to Microsoft's home page would look like this:


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