Link to the home page of a website

Link to the home page of a website should look like this:

<a href="/">…</a>

…and in no way should point to a file, e. g.:

  • <a href="/index.htm">…</a>
  • <a href="/index.php">…</a>
  • <a href="/index.aspx">…</a>

Otherwise, site will have two identical home pages — the one that is shown in browser’s location bar when user has typed-in the website’s domain name (, and the second one where user goes to by clicking “home”-page link placed on the site pages (