Links are one of the great mysteries of Web authoring. Everything else is up front and visible; everything else just has to look right. A link, on the other hand, has to do something ”it has to act right. Links are mysterious because what they do when they are activated is not immediately visible to the naked eye.
Fortunately, creating links is surprisingly simple. The only tricky part is correctly phrasing the underlying URL. With an eye toward the real linking pitfalls, this chapter shows what links are all about.