Using Anchor Tags

Use the HTML anchor tags <a> and </a> to create a link to your COBOL application. Anchor tags are closed elements that highlight text or images, making them clickable. When users click on a highlighted item on your Web page, they are transferred to the linked document. Because the link in this case is a thin client command-line file, when users click on the highlighted item, the thin client is automatically invoked.

To turn text into a hypertext anchor, enclose the clickable text in the anchor tags. For example:

<a href="myprog.atc">Click here to run the application</a>