form get method and indexing

Fumi Matsumoto (fm@redstar.com)
Fri, 27 Oct 1995 14:47:30 -0400


Date: Fri, 27 Oct 1995 14:47:30 -0400
Message-Id: <acb69f9b1c021004cbbe@[192.233.88.34]>
To: www-html@w3.org
From: fm@redstar.com (Fumi Matsumoto)
Subject: form get method and indexing

(Hello, this is my first posting to this mailing list - please point out if
I'm doing anything wrong, like submitting the question to the wrong list)

Scenario (using Netscape Navigator 1.1):

If you have:
<form action="foo.html#somewhere" method="get">

Then the next page gets the url:

foo.html?key=value&key=value

and the "#somewhere" gets overwritten.

Is this the intended behavior of HTML spec?  Is this an
implementation-dependent behavior?  I could not find any mention of this
case in the HTML 2.0 draft spec.

Best Regards,

Fumi Matsumoto