HTML Attributes

HTML Attributes:

  • All HTML elements can have attributes
  • Attributes provide additional information about elements
  • Attributes are always specified in the start tag
  • Attributes usually come in name/value pairs like: name=”value”

The href Attribute:-

The <a> tag defines a hyperlink. The href attribute specifies the URL of the page the link goes to:

                 <a href=””>Visit W3Schools</a>

The src Attribute:

The <img> tag is used to embed an image in an HTML page. The src attribute specifies the path to the image to be displayed:

                     <img src=”img_girl.jpg”>

There are two ways to specify the URL in the src attribute:

1. Absolute URL – Links to an external image that is hosted on another website.

Example: src=””.

Note: External images might be under copyright. If you do not get p2. Relative URL – Links to an image that is hosted within the website. Here, the URL does not include the domain name. If the URL begins without a slash, it will be relative to the current page. Example: src=”img_girl.jpg”. If the URL begins with a slash, it will be relative to the domain.

Example: src=”/images/img_girl.jpg”.

Tip: It is almost always best to use relative URLs. They will not break if you change domain.