Subject: Re: Client-side highlighting; tag proposal Message-Id: <MICHAELJ.firstname.lastname@example.org> From: email@example.com (Michael Johnson) To: firstname.lastname@example.org Cc: email@example.com (HTML discussion list) Date: Mon, 13 Mar 95 13:44:51 EST >As a result, I am now looking at a way of specifying both the start and >ends of highlighted region separately from the document body, e.g. using >a single element in the document head, e.g. something like: > > <highlight from=3096 until=4013> > >Where the numbers are byte offsets into the document body. Perhaps you could take a page from IBM Bookmaster, which defines a SPOT element which basically exists to allow an ID to be inserted at a random place in a document. Then you could do something like this: <highlight from=spot01 until=spot04> . . . <spot id=spot01> . . . <spot id=spot04> At least then you wouldn't need byte offsets, or line numbers, or other error-prone mechanisms. Michael Johnson Relay Technology, Inc.