What is a Link?

In computer networking, a link, also known as a hyperlink, is a reference. Specifically it references data or information that is stored elsewhere. When the link is click or utilized, it routes the user to that data, regardless of where it is stored.

A link is quick helpful, as it can be used to directly reference or lead to data that is stored elsewhere. This data no longer needs to be tracked manually. Due to this, the link is also often called a hot link.

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