Links to Other Sites

Links that include the “http/https” as part of the entire URL are known as absolute URLs.</p>

<a href="" target="_blank">Link to</a>

Notice in the above link that it includes “https”. The “https” is required to signify to the browser that this is an ‘external’ link outside of the current document’s directory/server. You must include either “http” or “https”.

Neat-O The former is a older, established, version of the “hypertext transfer protocol”, which specified how data was sent between clients. The latter, is a “secure” version of this protocol. Whenever possible, you should provide “https” links (just check that they work first), as it provides a safer browsing experience.

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