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From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  hypertext link
      (Or "{hyperlink", "button", formerly "span",
     "region", "extent") A pointer from within the content of one
     hypertext node (e.g. a web page) to another node.  In
     HTML (the language used to write web pages), the source and
     destination of a link are known as "anchors".  A source
     anchor may be a word, phrase, image or the whole node.  A
     destination anchor may be a whole node or some position within
     the node.
     A hypertext browser displays source anchors in some
     distinctive way.  When the user activates the link (e.g. by
     clicking on it with the mouse), the browser displays the
     destination anchor to which the link refers.  Anchors should
     be recognisable at all times, not, for example, only when the
     mouse is over them.  Originally links were always underlined
     but the modern preference is to use bold text.
     In HTML, anchors are created with .. anchor
     elements.  The opening "a" tag of a source anchor has an
     "href" (hypertext reference) attribute giving the
     destination in the form of a URL - usually a whole "page".
     	Free On-line Dictionary of Computing
     Destination anchors can be used in HTML to name a position
     within a page using a "name" attribute.  E.g.
     The name or "fragment identifier" is appended to the URL of
     the page after a "#":

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