nohref (HTML attribute)

Spec
Depr. Version
No HTML 2
Browser support (more…)
IE8 FF2 SA4 OP10 CH2
None None None None None

Syntax

nohref="nohref"

Description

The nohref attribute is intended to inform the browser that an href attribute isn’t present, when in fact you could more easily do that by, well, not including an href!

The example shows the specification of the nohref in XHTML-compliant syntax, with an attribute and value pairing, but it can be used as an attribute on its own in HTML, as shown below:

<map name="bigthings" id="bigthings">
  <area shape="rect" coords="35,4,205,108" nohref
      alt="The giant prawn, another of Australia's Big Things"/>
  ⋮
</map>
<p><img src="giant-prawn.jpg" alt="The Giant Prawn at Ballina"
border="0" usemap="#bigthings"/></p>

Example

The nohref attribute is used here in place of an href:

<map name="bigthings" id="bigthings">
  <area shape="rect" coords="35,4,205,108"
      nohref="nohref"
      alt="The giant prawn, another of Australia's Big Things"/>
  ⋮
</map>
<p><img src="giant-prawn.jpg" alt="The Giant Prawn at Ballina"
border="0" usemap="#bigthings"/></p>

Value

"nohref" is the only value this attribute can take.

Compatibility

Internet Explorer Firefox Safari Opera Chrome
5.5 6.0 7.0 8.0 1.0 1.5 2.0 1.3 2.0 3.1 4.0 9.2 9.5 10.0 2.0
None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None

The HTML specifications provide no indication as to what browsers should do with this attribute, so it’s difficult to say which browsers are and aren’t compatible. All the tested browsers have been described as providing no support for this attribute, although given that they have no guide on what they should be doing to support it, this seems unfair.

In essence, this attribute is entirely useless, and you have little to gain from using it.

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