A link in HTML is an element that have the href attributes with an URL value
An hyperlink is a contraction of hypertext link.
Not to confound with the link element
The following elements are hyperlink because they have the href attribute
- rel=“sponsored”: identify links that were created as part of advertisements, sponsorships or other compensation agreements.
- rel=“ugc” where UGC stands for User Generated Content and tag user generated content, such as comments and forum posts.
- rel=“nofollow” no endorsement, including passing along ranking credit to another page. Robot - Follow / NoFollow instruction
More Evolving “nofollow” – new ways to identify the nature of links
- rel=”noopener” prevents a new tab from taking advantage of the window.opener feature.
- rel=”noreferrer” prevents passing on the referrer information to the new tab.
The document property document.links returns an HTMLCollection of the a and area elements in the Document that have href attributes.
In a single page application, use the history api otherwise Google may not find the link