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HTML <a> ping Attribute

❮ HTML <a> tag

Example

When the user clicks on the w3schools.com/html link, notify w3schools.com/trackpings:

<a href="https://www.w3schools.com/html" ping="https://www.w3schools.com/trackpings">

Definition and Usage

The ping attribute specifies a list of URLs to be notified if the user follows the hyperlink.

When the user clicks on the hyperlink, the ping attribute will send a short HTTP POST request to the specified URL.

This attribute is useful for monitoring/tracking.


Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the attribute.

Attribute
ping Yes No Yes No Yes

Syntax

<a ping="URL">

Attribute Values

Value Description
URL Specifies the URL to be notified if the user follows the hyperlink. Must be a space separated list of one or more valid URLs

❮ HTML <a> tag