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Q1: Can I put both href and name in the same <a> tag? Would I want to for any reason?
A1: You can, and it might save you some typing if you have a named anchor point and a link right next to each other. It's generally better, however, to use <a href> and <a name> separately to avoid confusion because they play very different roles in an HTML document.
Q2: What happens if I accidentally spell the name of an anchor wrong or forget to put the # in front of it?
A2: If you link to an anchor name that doesn't exist within a page or misspell the anchor name, the link goes to the top of that page.
Q3: When I test my intrapage links with Netscape Navigator 2 or 3, they don't seem to work quite right. Was there a change in the HTML standard?
A3: The proper HTML hasn't changed, but there was a known bug in some older versions of Navigator that prevented links to anchors from working correctly in some (not all) situations. There's not much you can do about that other than encouraging people to upgrade to the latest version of their Web browser.
Q4: What if I use a different company to handle my email than handles my Web pages? Will my email links still work?
A4: Yes. You can put any email address on the Internet into a link, and it will work fine. The only situation where email links won't work is when the person who clicks the link hasn't set up the email part of his Web browser properly or is using an older version that isn't capable of sending email.


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