The “A” tag creates links (both anchors within the current page and to external pages) within an HTML document.
HTML5 also allows the creation of placeholder links by using the “A” tag without any attribute.
How to generate placeholder links in html5
When you write the a tag without any attributes it is called a placeholder link.
<p>placeholder link looks like this:</p>
<p><br /><br /><a>Previous</a></p>
It shows someone’s contact information: i.e., name and e-mail. This tags allows us to insert relevant information on any person or company, but its is mostly used for digital data.
This element enables to consider any images as a portions series. I.e. in the case of working on a map, we can define different parts as areas within the map in order to establish different locations by using its coordinates.
New attributes: hreflang, media, rel, type.
Important attributes: coords, href.
This tag allows giving a meaning to certain contents of the website. i.e, comments or news.
It allows us to establish a relationship between similar contents. When we see this type of tag we know that the content placed inside is going to be related to another content included within the same page. This would be a good example:
<p><span>The best place in London is Picadilly Circus</span></p>
<p><span style="white-space: pre;"> </span><h3>Touristic places in London</h3></p>
<p><span style="white-space: pre;"> </span><p>Picadilly</p></p>
<p><span style="white-space: pre;"> </span><p>Popular places in London</p></p>
Audio tags allow us to integrate sound files in a simple and easy way, with no need to use a flash player. Some important features are: controls, autoplay, loop, preload and src.
Autoplay: They automatically start reproducing the content
Controls: They define the player ?s controls
Loop: When using this attribute, the content will be indefinitely repeated
Preload: It establishes if the content will be downloaded partially or totally. Or when the user starts playing the content.
Autobuffer: It allows to download the contents much faster, which will allow to reduce the waiting time to users.
This tag enables to use mp3 format, wav and ogg, wav being the most adaptable to current browsers.
One example of this tag’s utility would be: