Is the below a 'hyperlink'?http://img.timeinc.net/time/daily/2009/0902/crime_scene_0202.jpg

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jmj616 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Wikipedia (which ought to know something about hyperlinks) defines hyperlink as follows:

In computing, a hyperlink (or link) is a reference to a document that the reader can directly follow, or that is followed automatically.

The example that you give seems to fit the definition.  When I clicked on it, it took me to another document.

Hyperlinks have become such a part of our lives that we hardly notice them any more.  They really are revolutionary, though.  They provide such a quick and easy way to gain additional information about a topic.  For old fogies like me who grew up and went to college without internet, they are one of the wonders of the modern world.

niimki | Student

In the general description of the term, yes the item you included would be considered a hyperlink. It navigated me away from one page and showed me content on another site. I could use that link as code to direct my own page to show that image. It would meet all the criteria of a hyperlink in the code used to define the page.

I attached a link to the help page for Dreamweaver on creating a hyperlink on a webpage.

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