String.link Redirect 1

Summary

The link() method creates an <a> HTML element that causes a string to be displayed as a hypertext link to another URL.

Syntax

str.link(url) 

Parameters

url
Any string that specifies the href attribute of the a tag; it should be a valid URL (relative or absolute), with any & characters escaped as &amp;, and any " characters escaped as &quot;.

Description

Use the link method to create an HTML snippet for a hypertext link. The returned string can then be added to the document via document.write or element.innerHTML.

Links created with the link method become elements in the links array of the document object. See document.links.

Examples

The following example displays the word "MDN" as a hypertext link that returns the user to the Mozilla Developer Network.

var hotText = "MDN";
var URL = "https://developer.mozilla.org/";

document.write("Click to return to " + hotText.link(URL));

This example produces the same output as the following HTML:

Click to return to <a href="https://developer.mozilla.org/">MDN</a>

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
ECMAScript Language Specification 6th Edition (ECMA-262) Draft Initial definition. Implemented in JavaScript 1.0.
Defined in the (normative) Annex B for Additional ECMAScript Features for Web Browsers.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) 1.0 (1.0) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)

Gecko-specific notes

  • Starting Gecko 17.0 (Firefox 17 / Thunderbird 17 / SeaMonkey 2.14) the " (quotation mark) is now automatically replaced by its HTML reference character &quot; in the url parameter.

See also

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