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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.

Warning: 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

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

Browser compatibility

Desktop Mobile Server
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari WebView Android Chrome Android Firefox for Android Opera Android Safari on IOS Samsung Internet Deno Node.js
anchor
1
12
1
Starting with version 17, the quotation mark (") is replaced by its HTML reference character (") in strings supplied for the name parameter.
No
3
1
1
18
4
10.1
1
1.0
1.0
0.10.0

See also

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https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/JavaScript/Reference/Global_Objects/String/anchor