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You mentioned attribute could someone please help me define the syntax more?

I was at another self teaching coding site and whenever you did something wrong it would say things like I thought you were going to define an element but you added an attribute.

So if the text after the = inside the "" is the attribute what is the text before the = sign called? Is it called something?

So if you have <a href="random text">

what is A called? what is href called? what is random text called?

1 Answer

Keenan Johnson
Keenan Johnson
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In this example:

<a></a> <!--are the HTML element tags -->
href <!--is the attribute-->
"random text" <!--is the value of the href attribute.-->

Check out this link for more basic information about HTML tags and attributes: http://htmldog.com/guides/html/beginner/tags/

Thanks for coming to my aide!