Message-Id: <199704161712.NAA24949@unix.asb.com> From: "Robert Rothenburg 'Walking-Owl'" <WlkngOwl@unix.asb.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Wed, 16 Apr 1997 13:09:33 +0000 Subject: Handling relocated anchors... There's a variety of choices to handle moved pages, but what if someone puts a link to http://www.any-site.com/foo.html#bar where foo.html is still there, but the anchor "bar" has moved (say when that section is large enough to merit it's own page at bar.html)? A simple kluge is to put a <a name="bar">Moved</a> message for pages that link to that section, but it would be nice to mark a referral for an anchor that functions like Refresh in HTTPD headers: <a name="bar" refer-href="bar.html"> So that any links to foo.html#bar are referred to bar.html. This could also allow shared abbreviations for a page on a site, making maintenance simpler. If a document has several links to the same URL, one could use: <a name="Appendix" refer-href="Sections/Appendix/index.html"> <p>... See the <a href="#Appendix">Appendix</a>...</p> If the Appendix document is moved, only one change needs to be made rather than several changes. One could place all of these aliases for a site in one file and share them among socuments using Server-Side-Includes or maybe a <link> reference. Rob ----- "The word to kill ain't dirty | Robert Rothenburg (WlkngOwl@unix.asb.com) I used it in the last line | http://www.asb.com/usr/wlkngowl/ but use a short word for lovin' | Se habla PGP: Reply with the subject and dad you wind up doin' time." | 'send pgp-key' for my public key.