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Re: media fragment URI use on web pages

From: Raphaël Troncy <raphael.troncy@eurecom.fr>
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2010 10:13:50 +0100
Message-ID: <4CE39CCE.20802@eurecom.fr>
To: Philip Jägenstedt <philipj@opera.com>
CC: public-media-fragment@w3.org
Hi Philip,

> While this would be very useful, it's not something that can be
> standardized in browsers. The URL page.html#t=1 already causes browsers
> to scroll to the element with id="t=1".

When the browser issues a GET request on page.html, the browser does not 
know which representation of this resource it will receive, and 
therefore cannot be prepared to "scroll". If the representation received 
is of html nature, then yes, it should scroll. If page.html is a video, 
you could imagine that the browser starts playing from the t=...

> Overloading this behavior would
> most likely break some pages. See
> <http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/history.html#scroll-to-fragid>

I really don't see what will be broken.


Raphaël Troncy
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