This feature is no longer recommended. Though some browsers might still support it, it may have already been removed from the relevant web standards, may be in the process of being dropped, or may only be kept for compatibility purposes. Avoid using it, and update existing code if possible; see the compatibility table at the bottom of this page to guide your decision. Be aware that this feature may cease to work at any time.
link() method creates a string representing the code for an
<a> HTML element to be used as a hypertext link to another URL.
- Any string that specifies the
hrefattribute of the
<a>tag; it should be a valid URL (relative or absolute), with any
&characters escaped as
&, and any
"characters escaped as
A string containing an
<a> HTML element.
Links created with the
link() method become elements in the
links array of the
document object. See
The following example displays the word "MDN" as a hypertext link that returns the user to the Mozilla Developer Network.
var hotText = 'MDN'; var URL = 'https://developer.mozilla.org/'; console.log('Click to return to ' + hotText.link(URL)); // Click to return to <a href="https://developer.mozilla.org/">MDN</a>
|ECMAScript Latest Draft (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'String.prototype.link' in that specification.
The compatibility table in this page is generated from structured data. If you'd like to contribute to the data, please check out https://github.com/mdn/browser-compat-data and send us a pull request.