Links to external multimedia files

The simplest way to add multimedia files to a webpage is to insert links using the <a>..</a> element. The href attribute is set to the URL of the multimedia file you want to attach.
When connecting to multimedia the following things happen.

* The browser handle the file itself and renders to display on the browser (HTML, GIF, JPG and PNG files)
* The browser can handle using the plug-ins (Text file, PDF files, some images , sounds and movie)
* The browser cannot handle the file but has access to a helper application that can handle it. (Word, Excel, and Power Point documents etc.,)
* The browser cannot identify a helper application and asks the user to download the file to the local file system.

snippet
<html>
<head></head>
<body>
Click on the below link to follow the link
<a href="file.html" target="w1">Link to a .html file</a><br />
<a href="file.txt" target="w1">Link to a .txt file</a><br />
<a href="file.gug" target="w1">Link to a .gug file</a><br />
<a href="file.rtf" target="w1">Link to a .rtf file</a><br />
<a href="file.pdf" target="w1">Link to a .pdf file</a><br />
<a href="file.swf" target="w1">Link to a .swf file</a><br />
<a href="file.doc" target="w1">Link to a .doc file</a><br />
<a href="file.xls" target="w1">Link to a .xls file</a><br />
<a href="file.au" target="w1">Link to a .au file</a><br />
<a href="file.wav" target="w1">Link to a .wav file</a><br />
<a href="file.mp3" target="w1">Link to a .mp3 file</a><br />
<a href="file.avi" target="w1">Link to a .avi file</a><br />
<a href="file.mov" target="w1">Link to a .mov file</a><br />
<a href="file.ra" target="w1">Link to a .ra"file</a><br />
</body>
</html>
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