Can I use anchor without href? | Placeholder Hyperlink code

In HTML5, using an aanchor element without an href attribute is valid. It is considered to be a “placeholder hyperlink.” You can use class and other attributes, but you can not use target, download, rel, hreflang, and type.

Example:

<a>previous</a>

If you have to use href for backwards compability, you can also use (do-nothing link)

<a href="javascript:void(0)">link</a>

Read more: A href JavaScript void 0

Example anchor without href

HTML <a> tag example – html anchor no href:-

<html>
<body>
	<a>previous</a>

</body>
</html>

Output:

use anchor without href

Do comment if you have any doubts and suggestions on this HTML topic.

Note: The All HTML Examples codes are tested on the Firefox browser and the Chrome browser.

OS: Windows 10

Code: HTML 5 Version


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