Ian Oxley has been building stuff on the Web professionally since 2004. He works for Sage in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, and often attends local user groups and meetups. He's been known to speak at them on occasion too. When he's not in front of a computer Ian can be found playing guitar, or taking photos. But not usually at the same time.
Hyperlinks have been around since the dawn of the Web. But with the dawn of HTML5, three new attributes have been added to the humble
<a>tag to keep existing attributes like
rel, and others company.
The new attributes are:
ping. In this article, we’ll take a quick look at what these new attributes are, and how they can be used once browser support improves.
downloadattribute is new in HTML5. It supplements the existing
hrefattribute by telling the browser that the resource the
hrefpoints to should be downloaded directly, instead of visited (which could happen with a file that the browser can open, like a PDF). The value of the
downloadattribute is used for the name of the file that is downloaded.
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