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Anchors away

August 29, 2012

Hi, I am working on adding an anchor element using the example at which creates a link to another website. Then I read in our text by Castro pg. 106 which says “The W3C, Netscape , and others are not at all consistent with the terminology. Some folks call links anchors – a is for anchor, after all – others call targets anchors. In this book, the work anchor refers to a specific location in a document that you link to.” So my question is, which is it for the sake of the this assignment; an anchor that takes you to a specific place on the page we are creating or another link?  Any comments would be welcome. Thanks

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  1. August 29, 2012 11:40 am


    My understanding is that you want to create a link to any other website. I hope that helps!


  2. derek permalink*
    August 29, 2012 11:40 am

    EC is not for public discussion until after the assignment due date. Otherwise, it’s not really EC if everyone benefits from the work of others.

  3. August 29, 2012 11:42 am

    OK! That makes sense. Thanks

  4. August 29, 2012 1:18 pm

    Jen — Best of luck! I am also foggy on the idea behind this weeks’ extra credit, but I think Derek thinks the extra credit parts of assignments gives us additional challenges that keep us breathless with excitement at all times and possibly gives us the opportunity to add a few extra points to our grade. FYI from Wikipedia “A device, normally made of metal, that is used to connect a vessel to the bed of a body of water to prevent the vessel from drifting due to wind or current. The word dervies from the Latin ancora, which itself comes from the Greek ankura.” Hope this helps.

  5. August 29, 2012 1:25 pm

    It does help, I don’t want to be a drifter. Thanks for the encouragement and the etymology!

  6. derek permalink*
    August 29, 2012 1:39 pm

    Remember to not think yourself out of EASY EC. Google “HTML anchor element” add one to your homework. Google “anchor opens in new window” and do that to the first bit.

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