Re: Anchor dilemma

Daniel W. Connolly (connolly@beach.w3.org)
Mon, 19 Feb 1996 15:13:09 -0500


Message-Id: <m0tobxO-0002UOC@beach.w3.org>
To: David Ornstein <davido@apocalypse.org>
Cc: Abigail <abigail@tungsten.gn.iaf.nl>, www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: Anchor dilemma 
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Mon, 19 Feb 1996 09:15:23 PST."
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Date: Mon, 19 Feb 1996 15:13:09 -0500
From: "Daniel W. Connolly" <connolly@beach.w3.org>

In message <2.2.32.19960219171523.00701ef4@objarts.com>, David Ornstein writes:
>>
>>This "empty anchors" but is annoying, as it causes lots of folks
>>to write:
>>
>>	<h1><a name="target"> blah blah </h1>
>>
>>without closing the <a>, because their generator software doesn't know
>>where the end of the target is.
>>
>>Would somebody please add this to the browsercaps suite?
>>
>>http://www.objarts.com/bc/
>>
>>Dan
>
>Dan,
>        exactly what would you be testing here?

You'd be testing that a browser finds the target anchor.
For example, put a target anchor of the form

	<a name="Target"></a>

at the end of a long document, foo.html. In another document, write:

	<a href="foo.html#Target">testing</a>

Most versions of mosaic don't find #Target, cuz they throw away
empty <a></a> or something.

It's just like the bug in Netscape where it wouldn't find destination
anchors in tables, remember?

Dan