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    String.prototype.link()

    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/';
    
    console.log('Click to return to ' + hotText.link(URL));
    // Click to return to <a href="https://developer.mozilla.org/">MDN</a>
    

    Specifications

    Specification Status Comment
    ECMAScript 2015 (6th Edition, ECMA-262)
    The definition of 'String.prototype.link' in that specification.
    Standard 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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    Last updated by: teoli,
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