Inline linking refers to the integration of objects and media from a third-party website into one's own webpages.
With this technique, the objects - images, graphics, photos, videos or texts - are inserted into the source code of a web page using HTML tags. As soon as the visitor clicks on such an object, he calls up the object on another web server without noticing it.
Inline linking, also known as hot linking, is legally questionable because it does not mention the actual author. It should only be done with the permission of the relevant website operator. The procedure is often used for route planners, weather services or for the insertion of economic data. Some social networks and search engine operators offer objects for inline linking.
An example of inline linking is deep linking, a linking to subpages.