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Extending "Short" or "Shallow" Webpages to Effect Jumps to Anchors Within

From: <grandslamforce@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2006 11:44:25 -0400
Message-ID: <9cf55fab0608170844g3903caa3l2da04ddc28cd05f1@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-html@w3.org
Once spoiled by links that jump to a section within a document such as at:
http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/authors/d#a37
the occasional link to such as:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bleak_House#External_links
where the relevant code within
<a name="External_links" id="External_links"></a>
to the heading
*External links*
is mid-page rather than at top because there isn't enough page following the
heading.

Surely there are many suggestions/alternatives to effect that heading
appearing at the top of the window that might be entertained, even if
ridiculous.

Aren't they all browser standard change suggestions?
Is it all pass the buck?
What are related issues?

Surely an outline of failing considerations would be comedy enough for a
week.
"What have they done to my webpage? It's so long in this window??? I didn't
put that whitespace at the bottom of the page. Maybe it's my browser. Let me
check my page in another window. Hey! There's no whitespace in this one.
Didn't I upload my most recent version? Has there been a version change of
my IE? I'd better send them a letter to change it back. It's messed up.
Maybe a standards board can straighten out that bloated monopoly. Where's my
congressman's email address?"

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