In HTML, an attribute is a modifier of an HTML element type. Attributes provide additional information about an element and are used to change the default behavior of an element.
Attributes are specified in the opening tag of an element, and are made up of a name and a value. The name is the property that you want to modify, and the value is the new value that you want to assign to that property.
Here is an example of an element with an attribute:
<a href="https://www.example.com">Click here</a>
In this example, the
a element represents a hyperlink, and the
href attribute specifies the URL of the linked page.
Attributes can be used to provide additional information about an element, such as the source of an image, the type of input for a form element, or the target of a link.
<img src="image.jpg" alt="A description of the image"> <input type="email" placeholder="Enter your email address"> <a href="https://www.example.com" target="_blank">Click here</a>
It is important to use attributes correctly, as they can affect the behavior and appearance of an element. Some attributes are required for certain elements, while others are optional.