Other Types of URLs

Since the destination of an href is a Uniform Resource Locator, we can have destinations that aren't web pages.

This href Does this
http://www.someplace.com/index.html loads HTML page index.html from the web server www.someplace.com
my_picture.jpg displays the JPG file my_picture.jpg
ftp://someplace.com/info.dat starts download of file info.dat from the ftp server at someplace.com
mailto:fred@sompelace.com opens the browser's “new message” dialog box for email addressed to fred@someplace.com This works only if the user has activated email in the browser.

Now, let’s find out how to link to other pages that are on our own site.

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