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HTML - button that acts like link

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Inayah-Alexander
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In this article, we would like to show you how to create a button element that acts like a link in HTML.

Quick solution:

// ONLINE-RUNNER:browser;

<form action="https://dirask.com/posts/DZ3Jep" target="_blank">
  <button type="submit">Click me!</button>
</form>

or:

// ONLINE-RUNNER:browser;

<a href="https://dirask.com/posts/DZ3Jep" target="_blank">
  <button>Click me!</button>
</a>

 

1. Using button inside form element

In this section, we 

// ONLINE-RUNNER:browser;

<!doctype html>
<html>
<body>
  <form action="https://dirask.com/posts/DZ3Jep" target="_blank">
    <button type="submit">
      Click me!
    </button>
  </form>
</body>
</html>

Note:

You can also use <input type="submit"> as a <button type="submit"> replacement.

2. Using button inside a element

In this section, we use button element inside the <a> tag to create a button that acts like a link.

// ONLINE-RUNNER:browser;

<!doctype html>
<html>
<body>
  <a href="https://dirask.com/posts/DZ3Jep" target="_blank">
    <button>
      Click me!
    </button>
  </a>
</body>
</html>

3. Using CSS

Go to the following article to see how to style the link element to make it look like a button:

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