[whatwg] Making it possible to do an anchor link to any DOM node
chaals at opera.com
Mon Jul 28 10:59:20 PDT 2008
On Wed, 18 Jun 2008 23:31:46 +0200, Elliotte Rusty Harold
<elharo at metalab.unc.edu> wrote:
> Lukas Kahwe Smith wrote:
>> Currently when linking to specific places in a document one is limited
>> to the places the original author made linkable via an anchor <a> tag.
>> While this is a nice touch (though not well exposed by modern
>> browsers), the reality is that most of the time the person who writes a
>> document that links to the original page has a better idea of where
>> exactly he wants to link to.
> Actually, what you link to these days is any element with an ID
> What you're proposing is to reinvent XPointer.
As originally done most of a decade ago. There may still be traces
available via http://jibbering.com/discussion/fuzzy-pointers.html
Charles McCathieNevile Opera Software, Standards Group
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