9.5.1 Anchor (std_anchor and std_anchor_s1)

The anchor weblet provides a hyperlink (or anchor) control. It broadly corresponds to the <a> (anchor) HTML element that designates the destination of a hypertext link. Weblet std_anchor has the same properties as std_anchor_s1, but with the difference that you can add content to the anchor element.

  • The anchor always generates a GET HTTP request and does not submit any form fields unless explicitly specified in the onclickExtraFields property. So the anchor should only be used for linking to external sites, static pages or webroutines that perform queries. When performing transactions that create or update data you should use a submit button.
  • HTML 5 form validation is not performed on fields sent with an anchor click. If you need validation, use a submit button.