What is a Hyperlink? It’s Uses and various technologies

What is Hyperlink?

A hyperlink, also known as a link or a web link, is an icon, graphic, or text that points to another file or object. The World Wide Web is made up of hyperlinks that connect billions of sites and data.

What is Hyperlink
What is Hyperlink?

For example, “Digital Universe home page,” is a link to Digital Universe’s main page.

Why are hyperlinks used on web pages?

Hyperlinks are what allow online pages to connect to other web pages; without them, you’d have to memorize the URL for each page on the Internet.

Hyperlinks can be found in a variety of places. They are most commonly found in text, although they can also be found in:

  • Images
  • Videos
  • Buttons

What happens when you click a hyperlink?

The browser exits the current page you’re viewing and opens the link for the new page when you click, tap, or select a hyperlink.

For example, you could learn more about hyperlinks by clicking on any of the links below.

A hyperlink (called anchor) to a location on the same page can also be created. The links at the top of this page, for example, are called anchors to the page’s headings. A link can also open a new tab while keeping the current window open in the background as a background tab.

Hovering your mouse pointer over the text on a computer can identify a hyperlink even if it isn’t underlined. To signify that it can be opened, a browser changes the pointer from an arrow to a finger. Additionally, the URL of the link should appear at the bottom of the window to assist you in determining where the link links.

Why are some hyperlinks different colors?

Many websites(like IQue Lab) change the colour of visited hyperlinks to indicate which page the reader has already seen for usability reasons. Unless you’ve already visited our motherboard page, for example, the link should be blue. However, because you’ve visited the page since you’re reading it now, the connection to this web page should be purple.


How can I click a link without using a mouse?

By pressing the spacebar or Enter on the keyboard, a keyboard can do the same operation as a click. You can, for example, use the Tab key to cycle through all of the links on this page. When you arrive at a link you wish to “click” and visit, hit the Enter key to proceed.

How to create a hyperlink on an image

There are two ways to create a hyperlink on an image in HTML. Place the img tag in the anchor tag if you wish to link to the entire image. You’d make an image map if you wanted to build a hyperlink in only a portion of the image.

Other places hyperlinks are found

Internet browsers aren’t the only ones who use hyperlinks. Hyperlinks are used by many apps and even operating systems. Hyperlinks in electronic documents, PDFs, and Windows 10 open other files, documents, and web pages, for example.

Use of Hyperlinks in various technologies

HTML: hyperlinks

html hyperlinks
html hyperlinks

Tim Berners-Lee explored the value of using hyperlinks to link every piece of information on the Internet to any other piece of information. As a result, hyperlinks were essential in the development of the World Wide Web. HTML is the hypertext mark-up language used to create web pages.

In HTML code, the following is an example of a link to IQueLab‘s main page:

<a href="https://huntbiz.com/blog/">IqueLab Website</a>

XLink: hyperlinks

The XML Linking Language, or XLink, is an XML markup language that provides methods for creating internal and external links within XML documents, as well as associating metadata with those links.

XLink refers to hyperlinks that have significantly more functionality than those provided by HTML. These multidirectional extended links can link from, within, and between XML documents. It can also be used to define simple unidirectional links that have the same functionality as HTML hyperlinks.

Virtual worlds

A virtual world (also known as a virtual space) is a computer-simulated environment that can be occupied by multiple users who can create a personal avatar and explore, engage in, and communicate with the virtual world simultaneously and independently.

Textual avatars, graphical representations, or live video avatars with auditory and touch sensations can all be used. Hyperlinks are being used in a variety of 3D virtual world networks, including those based on the OpenSimulator and Open Cobalt platforms.



Permalinks are URLs that are designed to stay the same for many years, resulting in hyperlinks that are less prone to link rot. Permalinks are frequently formatted simply, as friendly URLs, to make them easier to enter and remember. Permalinks are used to direct readers to the same Web page, blog post, or other items of online digital media.

What is Hypertext?

What is Hypertext

A method of using hyperlinks to organize and access text or other data, such as tables, presentational content, and images. Anyone who has used the Internet knows what hypertext is because it appears in every link they click or tap on their screen.

Vannevar Bush mentioned the concept of hypertext in a 1945 Atlantic Monthly essay. He proposed a Memex (short for “memory extension”), a photoelectric mechanical device that could build and follow linkages between microfiche records.

Ted Nelson, who worked for and with Andries van Dam at Brown University, invented this notion in 1965. Andries constructed a HES with the help of Ted and other Brown University students (Hypertext Editing System).

Douglas Engelbart, however, demonstrated hypertext for the first time in public on December 9, 1968, at The Mother of All Demos.

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