String.prototype.anchor()

Deprecated
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.

The anchor() method creates a string beginning with an <a name="..."> start tag, then some text, and then an </a> end tag.

Don't use this method. Use DOM APIs instead. Also, the HTML specification no longer allows the <a> element to have a name attribute, so this method doesn't even create valid markup.

Syntax

str.anchor(name)

Parameters

name
A string representing a name value to put into the generated <a name="..."> start tag.

Return value

A string beginning with an <a name="name"> start tag, then the text str, and then an </a> end tag

Description

Don't use this method. Use DOM APIs instead. Also, the HTML specification no longer allows the <a> element to have a name attribute, so this method doesn't even create valid markup.

Examples

Using anchor()

var myString = 'Table of Contents';

document.body.innerHTML = myString.anchor('contents_anchor');

will output the following HTML:

<a name="contents_anchor">Table of Contents</a>

Specifications

Specification
ECMAScript (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'String.prototype.anchor' in that specification.

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung InternetNode.js
anchor
Deprecated
Chrome Full support 1Edge Full support 12Firefox Full support 1
Notes
Full support 1
Notes
Notes Starting with version 17, the quotation mark (") is replaced by its HTML reference character (") in strings supplied for the name parameter.
IE No support NoOpera Full support 3Safari Full support 1WebView Android Full support 1Chrome Android Full support 18Firefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support 10.1Safari iOS Full support 1Samsung Internet Android Full support 1.0nodejs Full support 0.1.100

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Full support  
Full support
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No support
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.
See implementation notes.
See implementation notes.

See also